This list is for classwork on Thursday, November 5, but use it any time for review or help! YOU DON'T HAVE TO PLAY THEM ALL. Focus on the ones that are useful to you.
(Sometime during class on Thursday you'll also do the Outdoor School Survey for Katie the Counselor.)
1. Equivalent Fractions by NCTM Illuminations and Equivalent Fractions by Mark Waddell: Try these if you want help knowing how to rewrite fractions with different numerators and denominators, or why 2/3 is the same size as 10/15. The NCTM one is more informative; the Mark Waddell one is more fun and challenging. For the NCTM one, I recommend the square rather than the circle. Try "Build Your Own" with 3/4, 2/5, 1/6, 2/3, 5/8, 4/12... Melvin's Make a Match could work as a review game after you work with equivalent fractions for a while.
2. Fraction Models (NCTM Illuminations): This one is, frankly, somewhat boring, but it's a great way to explore connections between fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and percents with a visual representation.
3. Fraction Game (NCTM Illuminations): Use equivalent fractions and estimation of fraction sizes to "play" fraction cards on fraction number lines. Play several times. How few cards can you use? What are good strategies to reduce the number of cards you use?
4. Fraction Feud on Calculation Nation (log in as guest, or at home you can set up an account): Fun for fraction masters. Make a fraction SMALLER or LARGER than the one you’re “jousting” against. Try to figure out which cards are generally best to use or keep for later.
5. Fractions Activities on NRICH: The upside of going here: this British math (they call it "maths") site has a lot of incredibly creative games and lessons. The downside of going here: I haven't really gone through these myself to figure out which are the most useful or fun. If fractions are easy for you, go here and explore, and let me know which things are interesting!
6. Sheppard Software Fraction Games: Games about improper fractions and mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, and a LOT of other choices.
7. Maths Games Fractions Activities (the British call it "maths"): Various review activities and games; I have not explored all of them. Some of them are definitely too easy or boring, but there are probably good links here. Let me know if you find one you like.
8. IXL Fractions Activities: This for-profit site lets non-members practice a few minutes. The activities are quite repetitive, but you may like them as a sort of quiz/self-check.
9. Dolphin Race (Comparing Fraction Size): Definite crowd favorite among sixth graders in 2015! Feels competitive, but gives you time to think. Two different levels. Too easy for some middle schoolers.
10. Speedway (Adding Fractions) on Math Playground: Good mental math practice for adding and reducing fractions. Speed is a big part of this one.
11. If you are already comfortable with decimals and percents (which we will learn more about later this year), you might like Fraction/Decimal/Percent Jeopardy (quiz yourself on converting between them; use "0.3..." for 0.3 with a bar (repeating decimal)) and/or Decention (finding equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages).
And From Last Unit.... Multiplication Facts and Factoring
Penguin Jump: for your 12 x 12 multiplication facts, check your knowledge (and speed) in a fun way! You can join a game or create your own. If you create a private game, you can play against the computer. You can also make custom settings to play (for instance) only up to 10 x 10.
Factor Game (NCTM Illuminations): Click on “+” for information. Play several times. It’s hard to beat the computer! Can you figure out ahead of time how many points you will get from a certain move? Factor Dazzle on Calculation Nation is very similar but has a little extra fun.
Missing Multipliers (NRICH): I love these logic puzzles where you have to figure out what factors would give a mixed-up times table with the results inside, sort of Hangman-style. The challenges listed in links at the bottom of the page really are quite challenging!