Most of my sixth-grade students are obsessed with sports. Whether its watching it or playing it – the conversation always tends to center back around sports. In fact, every time we visit the park for a brain break, it always ends in a heated pickup game!

Right now, in class we are exploring different operations with fractions. While our students are steadily growing in their manipulation skills, I thought it might be fun to bring in one of their own interests into the learning process. So, below are three simple sports-themed games that help students practice fractions!

  1. Soccer Math
    Simply fractions with multiple-choice questions. For every question you get correct, you get a chance to kick the ball!
  2. Football Math
    Players must try to pass the ball to the receiver. For each good pass, they will get to answer a math problem about adding fractions. For each correct answer they will earn 7 points, but each wrong answer will cost them 3 points. Players will need to make at least 3 receptions in 30 seconds to go to the next level.
  3. Math Basketball
    Players must make 8 baskets before time runs out. To make a basket, players must not only shoot the ball into the basket, but also answer a question involving the division of fractions.

2 thoughts on “3 Sports-Based Fraction Games

  1. Super cool idea! It’s hard at times to get my students interested in a dry yet extremely important subject. But almost every student loves to play sports so I’m sure this would be a hit! Going to have to give it a try in the fall.

    Thanks for the ideas

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