Friday, December 9, 2011

Fractazmic ~ Review

I, nor my girls, ever thought the words fractions, game, love, and please, would be uttered in the same sentence.  Ha, until now! Fractazmic has become a game they love to play.  Well, more so my 6th grader, but my 8th grader enjoys playing, too. I also think the game is pretty awesome.

Fractazmic is a card game created by the makers of I See Cards.  It was designed to help reinforce the relationship between fractions, measurements, and numbers, simply by converting and adding fractions.

The deck consists of 60 brightly colored cards.

Sixteenth suit (red) shows a ruler: 1/16, 3/16, 5, 16, 7/16, 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2
Twelfths suit (blue) shows an egg carton: 1/12, 5/12, 1/6, 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2

Tenths suit (green) shows a water bottle:
1/10, 3/10, 1/5, 2/5 and 1/2

You’ll need 2-4 players and is recommended for 1st – 8th graders.

There are a few different ways to play with the Fractazmic cards. The videos below will show you how to play Fractazmic Trap and Fractazmic Rummy. Rummy is the only way we've played so far.  

Click here to download a free e-book from Dr Ron's How to Succeed in Mathematics. The e-book will give you directions on how to play Fractazmic Trap and a few other games.

Fractazmic is a great game for any child learning their fractions, especially for our visual learners.  My 6th grader has had some difficulties grasping fractions and their relationship with measurements – seeing and understanding their use in the world around her.  Thanks to Fractazmic, the light bulb flashed on and a loud and cheerful, “Oh, WOW, now I get it!” could be heard throughout the house!  Now, she eagerly asks to add up every other player’s hands!

Fractazmic is available for $6.95 + shipping and handling.  With Christmas right around the corner, this would make a great stocking stuffer!
I See Cards offers a few other card games.

Be sure to stop by the TOS hub and read what my fellow crewmates had to say about Fractazmic.

I'm a crew member with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and I received Fractazmic free of cost in exchange for my honest review.

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