- Four games of varying difficulty for 2-4 players
- Builds an understanding of fractions
- Introduces equivalent fractions
- Illustrates the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
- Suitable for ages 6-11 (KS1 and KS2)
These games familiarise children with fractions, and reinforce what fractions mean. The dominoes are played the same way as conventional dominoes. Instead of matching the same number of dots, these dominoes involve matching different examples of the same fraction. A given fraction is illustrated in different ways: as a number; as a picture of a familiar object, such as half an apple or pizza; as a diagram or as a fraction of a whole number such as half a box of 6 eggs. There are four games in the box, each at a different level of difficulty. Set 1: Halves, quarters, thirds and fifths (age 6-7). Set 2: Sixths, eighths and twelfths (age 8-9). Set 3: Equivalent fractions: halves, quarters, thirds and fifths (age 9-11). Set 4: Equivalent fractions, percentages and decimals: halves, quarters, fifths, eighths and tenths (age 10-11). The equivalent fractions help to explain how the same value may appear in different forms. So, in set 3, 1/2 can be matched with 2/4, 3/6, 4/8 and 5/10, for example. Set 4 introduces the idea that the same value can appear as a fraction, as a decimal or as a percentage. So, 1/2 can be matched with 0.5 and 50% as well as with half a chocolate bar, for example. Instructions only in English.