Education Technology

Rational match

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use the Rational Number Rampage application to play a game to find numbers that are equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents.

Before the Activity

  • Install the Rational Number Rampage App application on the calculator using the TI Connect™ , TI Connectivity Cable, and Unit-to-Unit Link Cable

  • Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix file
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select the Rational Number Rampage application and the appropriate level of difficulty
  • Select a card, note the number on it
  • Select another card and note the number on it
  • Determine if the two numbers are equivalent (decimals, fractions, percents, or mixed fractions)
  • Cards with number that are equivalent are removed from the game
  • Continue the game until all the cards are gone
  • Player scores points if there is an error in matching the numbers and the object of the game is to get the lowest score possible
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary