CLARK — To prepare for the NJASK testing next week, students in Amanda Vacchio’s mathematics class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark reviewed fractions. Since the students have not worked with fractions since the beginning of the year, Vacchio had them practice by playing fraction connect four.
On the game board, students move an orange chip to choose different fractions they would like to multiply. They can find fractions that would allow their pieces to form a connect four or to block their opponent player. The students have to really think about which fractions they want to put their color chip on and how they would make that fraction by multiplying two together. The students are using strategy and critical thinking before they’re even placing their color chip on the board. The students had such a great time with it that they even wanted to compete against each other and their teacher.
In the picture above, Charlie Abruzzo and Nick Matos compete against each other in the Multiplying Fractions Game. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)
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