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Have some fun with fractions! Create a cube to explore fractions with an option to develop an original game.
Ask the students to draw a 2 by 2 inch square (5cm by 5cm square) on white paper, using a ruler.
Instruct the students to connect five more 2 by 2 inch squares (or 5cm by 5cm square), creating a “T” of six squares. Provide a visual model for students to use as a reference.
Ask the students to draw perpendicular lines diagonally from corner to corner in each square to create four equal triangles.
Have students draw perpendicular lines horizontally and vertically, passing through the center of each square to create eight equal triangles within each square.
Ask the students to color in triangles on each square with Crayola® Washable Markers. Each square should have a different number of colored triangles. Each square should be represented with a different color.
Instruct the students to cut the “T” out with Crayola Scissors.
Ask the students to fold the edge of each square and tape the “T” into the shape of a cube.
Pose these questions: Can you see the sum of the parts in each square? Can you identify each colored triangle as the numerator of a fraction? Can you experiment with adding and subtracting the fractions?
Instruct the students to follow steps 1-7 again to create a second cube, or pair up with a partner who has already created their own cube. Encourage the students to develop an original game, or use these simple directions: Each player rolls their cube. The player with the larger fraction wins a point. The first player to have 10 points wins the game!
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