Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fractions, Decimals and Percents Game

Many months ago, I saw this on Pinterest.

At the time I was thinking of ways to help my own son who was in Kindergarten learn his sight words. So, I started saving bottle caps.
I needed a way to save a lot and as luck would have it, my school was doing some testing and we gave our kids water bottles. I sent a mass email and asked the teachers to have their students save their lids for me and I ended up with hundreds of them.

 I didn't need that many, but being the teacher that I am, I can't throw them away. I am sure they will come in handy at some point. 

I did write my son's sight words on some and he played with them a few times. It was helpful.

So, here I am just sitting and surfing the web, stalking blogs and game sites and it hits me. I can use those for a matching game.

So, here's what I came up with: 
Put a Lid on It!

Students will match the fraction, decimal and percent

My plan is to use this as a center. This is a big goal for me this year in Middle School, more hands on centers/stations.

Download the activity here.



  1. Fun idea!! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

  2. I have been saving water bottle caps all summer (and have my entire extended family doing the same)! I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to use them yet, but this will be perfect for my 7th graders! Thanks! (P.S. - I also have the same goal as you this year: more centers and stations in my classes!)

  3. I been wanting to incorporate more centers and stations in my 7th grade class. I teach 7th grade Math and this is my first year teaching middle school. I am struggling on how to start and or where to begin. Can you please share how did you start your math centers and stations. I guess the structure of implementing it in my class. Please advise.