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Flexible Number Tasks

A sweet friend recently reminded me of an activity I created and shared a number of years ago, and I decided to dust it off and extend it! I love activities that are flexible and repeatable, unlike worksheets that are pretty much one-and-done. These flexible number tasks fit the bill.

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The original task was for numbers within 20, and the extension I created, shown below, is for fractions. The activity involves rolling two standard dice. On the recording sheet, they are pictured as two different colors, but that’s not really necessary. The first roll indicates the fraction that students will be working with and the second roll indicates the task they should perform with that fraction. For example, if they roll a 4 and a 3, they would use the fraction 2/8 in an inequality. For example, they might write 2/8 < 1/2 or 2/8 > 1/16. You can see that it is very open-ended. They just keep rolling and performing tasks as long as you want them to.

The fraction and whole number versions of this activity, along with a blank version so you can create your own, are part of a free activity sampler with over 15 print and digital resources that you can download using this link.

I hope you find these resources useful! Please share this post with others who might be interested.

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