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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Free Christmas Math Fractions Activities and Games for 2nd and 3rd Grade

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year!  Students are highly motivated when we tie Christmas into classroom learning.  Today we are sharing a free Christmas comparing fractions game for your 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and special education math students to have fun playing in your holiday math centers or stations.

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Free Christmas Comparing Fractions Game  

Set of 12 Like Objects (Call these Set A)
Set of 12 Like Objects (Call these Set B)
Empty Bag
Math Journal (or paper)

Game may be played with 2-6 players (or more). More players makes this game significantly harder. This is a great way to differentiate. Lower students play with partners. Average students play with 2-4 players. Advanced players play with 5 or more.

Step 1: 
Place all 24 objects in a bag. (Sets A and B)

Step 2: 
First student rolls the dice. The first die determines how many A objects to take out of the bag. The second die determines how many B objects to take out of the bag.

Step 3: 
Player 1 writes a fraction answering the question, "How many Objects A out of how many total were drawn?"

Step 4: 
Player 2 takes a turn following the same steps.

Step 5: 
Players determine whose fraction is larger? The player with the larger fraction earns one point.

Step 6: 
The first player to 10 points wins.


Here are some sample manipulatives from our Amazon Associate store: 

They would also make fun student gifts after the activity!

candy can pens for kids


classroom set of Christmas pencils for kids


Christmas math manipulatives for centers and stations


Dozen red and green rubber bouncing balls for Christmas


classroom set of Christmas stockings


For more practice, your students may have a scavenger hunt or play SCOOT with these FREE Christmas math task cards from our store:

Click HERE to download six free task cards.


Here are more Christmas math resources from our store:


Christmas math for 3rd or 4th grade games and activities


Here are more math resources from our store:

free printable fractions activities and games for 3rd grade



free fractions task cards and activities for 3rd 4th grade


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