Improper Fractions Scoot

You can create your own improper fractions scoot game with an ocean theme using this free download.

We are sharing another free resource for teachers and home school families from The Curriculum Corner.

We often think about getting kids up and moving in the younger grades but sometimes overlook this necessity as kids get older.

Too long sitting can make it harder for children to focus and engage in their math practice. Try adding in movement whenever you can throughout the day.

Scoot games can be a simple way to add in a little movement during math practice.

If you choose to not use this set as a scoot game, they can simply be shared with your students at a center as task cards.

How do you change an improper fraction to a whole number?

An improper fraction is a fraction that has a larger numerator than denominator. The numerator is the number on top in a fraction. The denominator is the number on bottom.

Look at this example:

To convert the improper fraction to a mixed number, you will take the numerator and divide it by denominator.

In this example you will take 13 and divide it by 4.

You will get 3 wholes. Students will learn that they need 1 more than 12 to get to 13. This will help them form their fraction. The denominator will stay the same.

In some cases, students might need to reduce the fraction.

Improper Fractions Scoot

This set of 27 task cards provides students with practice changing improper fractions to whole numbers.

To set up the game, place one card at each desk or spot in your classroom.

Students will receive a recording page.

Your children will start at one spot. You will give them time to answer the problem.

When children have been given enough time, you will say “Scoot.”

Your students will then rotate to the next spot.