My older two weren't too interested in the Lego Fractions game I made the other day so I scratched my head and thought of a new one. All my girls are animal

*crazy*so I came up with this Zoo animal Fraction game.
After trying it out once my 9 year old loved it so much that she just wanted to play it again and again and again! I thought I would put it on here with Free PDFs to make it easy to put another game together and so all of you can have a go too!

Here is a Step by Step guide on how to make the game and the rules of the game...

You will need:

- Card
- Pens and Pencils
- A ruler
- A compass
- A protractor (or print of the free PDF)

**STEP ONE**

First cut out 16 cards 4 - 5 cm squared or print out this free PDF file I made: zoo animal cards.

**STEP TWO**

**Make your spinner!**You can either print out another free PDF file I made: fraction spinner

Or, if you want another type of challenge...

- Using a compass make a circle that has a 4.5cm Radius - this means that your pair of compasses should be opened up this far...

- Draw your circle and then measure around the circle in 60 degree increments Draw in your lines so you have something that looks like this...

- Then draw lines round the outside of the circle like this to make a regular hexagon...

- The write a different fraction on each of the 6 segments you have made, like the above photo.

**STEP THREE**

When you have made your spinner all you need to do is push a short sharp pencil though the centre.

Now you are ready to play the game. So here are the rules!

**To begin the game**- Each player must spin the spinner once to see who goes first. The one with the largest Fraction begins.**Place all the Zoo Enclosure cards face down**on the table.- The first to play turns one of the enclosures over to reveal the animal and the amount of them (the number at the top of the card).
- The first player must then spin the spinner. The fraction it lands on is the fraction of the enclosure they turned over that they have to work out.
- If the first player gets the answer right they keep the card. If it is incorrect or not a whole number answer, play moves to the next person and they must then do as the first player done.
- The
**WINNER**- the winner is the person with the most cards, Zoo enclosures, at the end!

While playing this game I took to chance to talk about the denominator (the bottom number in a fraction) and the numerator (the top number).

**To work out the answer you must:****divide the number of animals in the zoo enclosure you have turned round****then times the answer you get by the numerator.**

*My girls liked to think of it as building up their own Zoo which I thought was an added extra to the game.*

If there is a draw add up how many animals you have all together and see who has the most. For example if you have 50 Lions and 25 Monkeys you would have a total of 75 animals.

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