Mr. Siracusa and his students doing the Family Fractions activity.
Activity: Family Fractions
Make a set of 25 Fractionville ID cards with the fractions indicated below or print out the files that are linked below and cut out the individual cards.
Put the cards randomly on the students' desks before they arrive in class. After they
come in and find their cards, tell them the following: Today you are going to be a fraction that lives in Number Town. The ID card on your desk has your name on it (for example, 3/4) and a picture ID.
Each of you belongs to a family. There are five families in the room. Your task is to find your family members and sit down with them. When you are together, the head of the family should stand up.
Note: Who is the head of the family you ask? (Why it's the fraction in lowest terms, of course!)