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Fifth Grade Accelerated Students at HOH Share Fraction Games!
Fifth grade students in the Accelerated program at Horizons on the Hudson Magnet School recently invited students from the other fifth grade classes in the school to play games they constructed to practice fraction operations. The students in Ms. Hoffman’s class worked in small groups to construct the math games, which involved planning how to incorporate fractions, writing rules, creating an answer key and constructing the actual game materials. The games ranged from a challenge game called “Create and Escape” to those reflecting cooking concepts with names like “I’m Hungry” and “Spicing up Fractions.”
Students in the other classes were able to play at least two of the games over the course of a math period, and were assured that they could return to play them another time. Ms. Hoffman’s students enjoyed sharing their games with the other classes, as was evident by one student’s comment in a written response to the experience: “I was really proud to share our game with the other classes because I thought our game was really fun.”
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