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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fun and Free Computer Games: Dirt Bike Tug Team- Comparing Fractions

Are you working on comparing fractions with your students?  I have written in the past about different strategies for comparing fractions.  Today I want to share with you a fun and free computer game for kids who are working on fluency with comparing fractions.  I most often use this in grades 5 and up.  It is best for kids who already have a lot of strategies for comparing fractions and are working on being fluent with this skill.  My students like this game because it can be played against each other or in teams.  You can also play by yourself and challenge the computer.                                                                                                                             

Take a look!

Home screen.  Up to 8 players can play against each other at once.  

After choosing a name you can select a public game or create your own public or private game.  Creating a private game is a great way to allow kids in the same class to play against each other.  
This is what it looks like when one person plays against the computer.  Questions come up and you have to use the <, >,  = symbols. 

Two players against the computer.  I can only see my own inequalities but the other player on my team is also answering questions.  

When a team wins, you can see the game results.  It will also show which questions you missed.  This is a great way to see how your students are doing.  Have them leave the screen up until you can check in or teach them to take a screen shot and save it or email it to you.
Head on over to Arcademic Skill Builders to check out this game!

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