My son as been asking a lot about fractions lately. Since he hasn’t done a whole bunch about fractions in school yet, I wanted to keep it simple. The best part is that you can adjust this idea to your child’s specific learning goals. My goal with this simple fraction game was to have him think of fractions. I wanted him to think of the game pieces as thirds and quarters and what that means. That is why you only need 3 in a row to win if they are thirds but need four if they are quarters. Although we didn’t have other fractions included in the game pieces, we did talk about them. Next time we play, I plan to adjust the way we play to include a few 1/2, 2/3, and 3/4 pieces.
He beat me both times, fair and square but that’s just a side note. Here is how we made and played this fraction game.
And he won!