Frog Pond Fractions is a board game for ages 5+. It provides concrete experimenting with building a whole and taking a whole apart with equal pieces. The game pieces are broken into halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and eighths. Players role the die to determine how many spaces to move. Each space on the board represents a color coded part to one of the 5 circles. This is a great visual tool for understanding fractions and it is easy to expand on the game play to show how 4/8=1/2=2/4 or 2/3=4/6. This game is a great way to introduce children to the concept of fractions.
Gretchen Thinks: “I like the second part of frog pond fractions because I can see if I win instead of Mr. Croaker, the frog.” (Age 6)
Walter Says: “Frog Pond Fractions is fun because I like to name the fractions in my mind as I put them on the game board. When I get to take a piece away from Mr. Croaker (the frog) I like it very much because it gives us another chance of winning.” (Age 8)
Daddy Declares: “There is more than one way to play this game, but we mostly like to play where we try to get all of our circles built before the frog “eats” all the pieces to the red circle. Between this game and helping Mama in the kitchen, my children have a good start to a working knowledge of fractions in everyday life.”