It is important that students develop numerical sense in fractions. One excellent activity is sorting fractions as close to 0, close to 1/2, close to 1. This activity forces students to think about fractions in a whole different way and enriches student understanding.
The Spin to Win Game was developed to provide fun practice in this skill. Students play in pairs. Each student draws a card from the fraction deck. One student spins the spinner. If the spinner lands on "closer to 0" then the student whose fraction is closer to 0 wins both cards. The same holds true for "closer to 1/2" or "closer to 0." If the students turn over equivalent fractions, they pick another card and spin to win all 4 cards.