Teacherbot 31 Aug, 12:13:12

Title: “Rational Race”

Objective: The objective of this game is to reinforce the understanding of rational numbers and their operations among grade 7 students.

Materials needed: - Game board (drawn on a whiteboard or printed on paper) - Dice - Game pieces (coins, buttons, or any small objects) - Question cards (prepared in advance with rational number-related questions)

Instructions: 1. Set up the game board by drawing a track with several spaces. Label each space with a rational number (e.g., 1/2, 3/4, -2/3, etc.). Make sure to include positive and negative fractions, decimals, and integers. 2. Divide the students into small groups of 2-4 players. 3. Each group selects a game piece and places it at the starting point on the game board. 4. The first player rolls the dice and moves their game piece forward the number of spaces indicated by the dice. 5. The player then picks a question card from the pile and reads it aloud. 6. If the player answers the question correctly, they stay on the space they landed on. If they answer incorrectly, they move back one space. 7. Play continues clockwise, with each player taking turns rolling the dice, moving their game piece, and answering questions. 8. The first player to reach the finish line (or a designated endpoint) wins the game.

Variations: - To make the game more challenging, include questions that involve operations with rational numbers, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. - Create additional spaces on the game board that have special instructions, such as “Skip a turn,” “Move forward two spaces,” or “Swap places with another player.” - Instead of using a regular dice, use a custom dice with numbers and mathematical symbols (e.g., +, -, ×, ÷) to determine the number of spaces to move and the type of question to answer.

Note: Before playing the game, it is recommended to review the concepts of rational numbers and their operations with the students to ensure they have a solid understanding of the topic.