# “Eggs-Act” Fractions

A carton that holds a dozen eggs suggests a group of 12, which makes 12 the “denominator” in this game! (If you have egg cartons that hold only 6 or 8 eggs each, play the game with fractions that have denominators of 6 or 8.)

## What You Need:

- 2 empty egg cartons
- Lima beans (or other dried beans)
- Paper and pencil for each player
- Number of players: 2

## What You and Your Child Will Do:

- Each player drops one bean into each section of his or her egg carton and then closes the carton.
- Now, holding the carton closed tightly, each player shakes the carton several times, then puts the carton down and opens it carefully to examine the contents.
- Each player counts the number of sections that now contain beans and writes that number as a
**fraction**. The number of sections now containing beans is the**numerator**, and the total number of sections is the**denominator**. - Players compare fractions. The player who gets the greater fraction (the fraction with the greater numerator) scores 1 point.
- Players refill their cartons with one bean in each section. Play continues until one player gets a total of 5 points. For example: