# Frac Smack Fractions Activity

### How to teach Fractions

Using Frac Smack Fractions Activity, students play with a small group to practice identifying the fractions whole, half, third, and fourth.

Identifying fraction sizes is the first step to being able to add and subtract fractions. If your students are able to visualize different fractions, they will be able to conceptualize the size of fractions to compare.

The object of the game is to ‘smack’ a card that shows the fraction that you are focusing on for that round. Players go around clockwise placing a card in the middle pile. Look at the card that has been put down. If it matches the category card (whole, half, third or fourth), smack it! If it doesn’t match, the next player puts down a card. The fastest player to smack the pile when the correct fraction is shown gets to keep all of the cards! Play continues until one player has won all of the fraction cards.

### Other resources to use with this Frac Smack Fractions Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about Fractions.

Use this Fraction Action Fractions Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by reviewing what a fraction shows. Ask simple questions to ensure that your students truly understand what a fraction represents.  Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, students continue their learning using the worksheet provided.

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