6th Grade Fraction Drills and Games: Fun Games to Learn Fractions

Is your 6th grader struggling with fraction division problems? Below, you will find interactive games that will help your child conquer fraction division problems in a fun way.

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6th Grade Fraction Overview

In 6th grade, students learn to solve division problems that involve fractions. Although drills can be a helpful way for children to practice this skill, games that incorporate fraction problems can allow kids to have fun while studying. Before playing the games below, you may want to review how to divide fractions. To solve fraction division problems, you must first turn them into multiplication problems by inverting (or flipping) the second fraction. For example, the problem 1/5 ÷ 4/9 would be turned into 1/5 x 9/4.

In previous grades, your child learned about equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and how to add, subtract and multiply fractions. Feel free to incorporate these skills to ensure that your 6th grader has complete success with fractions.

Divide These Fractions!

Before beginning this game, remove all face cards from a deck of cards and make one stack in the middle of the play area. Have your child pull four cards from the top of the deck and use them to make two fractions of his or her choosing. Then, have your child divide the two created fractions. Allow your child to manipulate the placement of the cards as he or she begins to work the problem. For example, if the created problem is 1/2 ÷ 3/4, then your child should invert the second fraction to create a multiplication problem, like this: 1/2 x 4/3.

Fraction Jeopardy

Using a sheet of poster paper and index cards, create a Fraction Jeopardy board with a variety of fraction division problems. This game will work best if you tape the index cards onto the poster paper with the problem hidden; be sure to write a monetary amount on the outside of the index card. Have your child choose a card and solve the division problem.

If the problem is solved correctly, your child will earn the monetary amount written on the card. If your 6th grade child is struggling with all fraction-related skills, then you may want to include other fraction operations into the game as well. Play should continue until all cards from the game board have been solved.

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