Learning fractions is hard! There are so many fractions standards for 3rd grade that it can get a little overwhelming for you and your students. This is why I love using this Fractions Jeopardy Game during and after my fractions unit. It brings a bit of relief from normal practice activities and injects a little math fun for students.
How the Fractions Jeopardy Game Works
If you are not familiar with the game Jeopardy, here’s a quick overview. The board is comprised of 5 categories with 5 questions in each. The questions are given a value of 100 – 500 points. Students can choose any category or point value and the goal is to have the most points by the end of the game. (when all of the questions have been asked)
Fractions Jeopardy: Category 1 – Unit Fractions
The questions in this category have students identifying unit fractions. It’s a good starting place in the game and will help them warm up for more difficult content in the other categories!
Fractions Jeopardy: Category 2 – Parts of a Whole
Students will respond to questions about how many parts are shaded given a fraction bar, square, or circle. For example, they will be given a fraction and asked how many parts are shaded out of the total. This really helps them practice what a numerator represents and what a denominator represents in a fraction math model.
Fractions Jeopardy: Category 3 – Fractions on a Number Line
This category focuses on fractions on a number line. It includes identifying which fractions are located on a number line and identifying points on a number line.
Fractions Jeopardy: Category 4 – Equivalent Fractions
Knowing which fractions are equivalent is an important part of learning fractions, so this category gives students the opportunity to practice this using fraction circles, bars, and squares.
Fractions Jeopardy: Category 5 – Comparing Fractions
Finally, students will have the opportunity to compare fractions using math models as well as numerical representations.
The absolute best part of this Fractions Jeopardy Game for 3rd grade is you don’t have to do any prep work! It’s a simple PowerPoint game you use in presentation mode.
Set up 3 teams of students and track their points on the Scoreboard page! Three navigation buttons make it easy to play this game:
- Answer – takes you to the answer slide
- Return – takes you back to the Jeopardy board
- Calculator – takes you to the Scoreboard
If you want a fun, engaging, and no-prep multiplication game for your classroom – you can find this Fractions Jeopardy for 3rd Grade in my store.
If you need another fun fractions activity, check out this post: Two Truths and a Lie – An Engaging and Rigorous Way to Learn Fractions.