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!
- Soccer Math
Simply fractions with multiple-choice questions. For every question you get correct, you get a chance to kick the ball!
- 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.
- 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.