Friday, July 15, 2011

Fraction Formula Educational Insights Review and Giveaway

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This is the type of game I like to share with you! Once again it is from Educational Insights. It is called Fraction Formula (The Fill-It-Up Fraction Game of Chance!) ($24.99). A game that is both fun and educational! Children learn while playing. This game is recommended for grades 3+ or ages 8+.


The game is designed for 2-4 players. Each player gets one cylinder. You shuffle the fraction cards and place them in a pile face down on the table. Place the fizzy fraction tiles in the center of the table also. Begin by the first player taking a card and looking at the fraction on the card. The player then takes the corresponding fizzy fraction tile from the center pile and drops it into his/her cylinder. On each turn, the player must choose to take a card or "hold". If they say hold, play moves to the next player. After everyone has said hold the round is over. If a player goes over the 1 on the cylinder they are done for that round. When the round is over players compare cylinders to see who is closest to the 1. Each player earns scoring cards based on their score.



1st place (closest to 1) 20 points
2nd place 15 points
3rd place 10 points
4th place 5 points
Any player who went over 1 earns no points (0).
If a player has fizzy fraction tiles that exactly equal 1 they earn 5 extra points.


Everyone empties their cylinders and play begins again with the second round. After four rounds have been played, players add up their total points. The player with the most points at the end of 4 rounds wins.

The game can also be used as a hands-on teaching tool. You fill one cylinder with a fraction and then let your children/students see how many combinations they can come up with the equal 1. You can also use it to compare fractions. How many sixths equal 1/2? I am sure you can come up with some other ideas also!

I personally like this game because it helps to visualize fractions. Some of my children are hands-on, or visual learners and Fraction Formula is a great help in this area. Once again, another great product from Educational Insights.

One neighbor will receive Fraction Formula.

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Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received the Fraction Formula for this review. All quotes are taken from the Educational Insight website or email. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

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