**If
you find that working with fractions is a lot like **

**sliding
down a slippery slope, then try...**

*FRACTION
SUBTRACTION*

**Get
a grip on the road to success**

** with
this hands-on game!**

**Grade
Level 3**

**Don't
just sing it, bring it!**

**Materials:**

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4 pieces of different colored construction paper for each pair of **

**
students.**

**
1 fraction die for each pair of students.**

**Preparation:**

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On a piece of construction paper write the number 1 and the word **

**
"WHOLE."**

**
Fold a second piece of paper in half - hamburger way - and write the **

**
fraction
1/2 on each half.**

**
Fold the third piece in half and then in half again, so that you have **

**
four
sections. **

** **

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Label each section 1/4.**

**
Fold the fourth piece into eight sections and label each section 1/8.**

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Cut each of the fractional papers into the
correct number of parts **

**
- 1/2 into 2 parts, 1/4 into 4 parts, etc.**

**
After all the sections have been cut out, place the WHOLE paper on **

**
the bottom,
with the two 1/2 sections on top of it. Next, place the four **

**
1/4 sections
on top
of the 1/2's and finally the 1/8's on top of the **

**
1/4's.**

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Prepare a sufficient number of fraction dice so that each pair of **

**
students will
have one die between them.**

** **

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Write fractions on each face of the die. For instance, 4/8, 2/8, 1/2, 2/4, **

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1/4, and 3/4, might comprise the 6 sides of one die.**

** **

**Rules
for Students:**

**"Well done is better than well said."**

- Benjamin Franklin

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1.
Students take turns rolling the die. **

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2.
When the die is rolled, the first player subtracts the fraction that is
indicated from the top layer of the
1/8 sections, and places the fraction section (s) in a pile off to the side. **

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3.
The second student now rolls the die. Suppose the roll was 1/2. The
student
would remove 2 of the 1/8 sections (1/4 value) and then 1 of the 1/4
sections
for a total value of 1/2. **

**
4.
The object of the game is to reach the "WHOLE" paper first.**

**
**

**"You
better cut the pizza in four pieces. I’m not hungry enough to eat eight**.**"**

**-Yogi
Berra**
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