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If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE pizza! So, why not use something they love to introduce a new math concept that can be a little bit confusing. Having a visual can be helpful for most children and this pizza-themed file folder game is the perfect way to practice adding fractions!
When it comes to math, fractions are one of those concepts that often cause a lot of fear and anxiety. They don’t have to though!
There are so many fun, hands-on ways to practice and getting hands-on with a concept like fractions can really make all the difference.
This file folder game is a great example of that!
This, much like out gumball color words game from yesterday, is super easy to put together. There aren’t a ton of pieces which makes it perfect for those that are just learning their fractions as there isn’t a ton of crazy stuff in here to distract them.
Just like our other file folder games, the cover is included in the printable set for this one.
Once you’ve printed the set, simply use some clear contact paper to attach the cover to the front of the file folder so that you can easily tell what game it is as you’re flipping through all of the games that you have.
To make this game, you’ll need:
- A file folder
- Contact paper
- Velcro dots
- Printable pizza fractions set (below)
- Laminator (optional, but highly recommended)
Once you have all of your pieces printed out, go ahead and cut them out and run them through your laminator.
With these being pulled off of the Velcro numerous times, you’ll be glad you did.
Now, the point of this game is to teach your child to add simple fractions to one whole. So basically, match the pieces that make one whole pizza.
To do that, add your Velcro pieces in 3 lines of 2 down both sides of your file folder, making 6 lines (or 12 dots) total.
When it’s all put together, let them have it!
Explain that each matching pizza will have the same number of pieces and where one pizza with four pieces may be missing one (as shown above), but its matching counterpart will have four pieces but missing three.
Before long, they’ll have fractions down perfectly!