OBJECTIVE OF CONNECT FOUR FRACTION GAME: The objective of the Connect Four Fraction Game is to be the player with the most points when the game comes to an end. 

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 or More Players 

MATERIALS: 1 Marker, Masking Tape, Connect Four, and a Scoresheet  

TYPE OF GAME: Mathematics Board Game 

AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up 


Connect Four Fraction Game is the perfect game to introduce fractions to your child. Although educational, this game is also challenging and fun! It is amazing how quickly your child will start using thirds and quarters in the game to one up you. Connect with your child and teach them by using the Connect Four Fraction Game!  


To setup the game, simply setup Connect Four like usual. Then, on the tokens, write a variety of fractions. For beginners, it is recommended to use thirds, quarters, and fifths. These can be written on masking tape and then placed on the tokens, so that they can easily be removed or changed to increase complexity.  

Once the tokens are labeled, the game is ready to begin.  


During the game, players will take turns placing tokens into the board. The goal is to get a straight line of their tokens, depending on what fraction it is. If the fraction is a third, then the player must only get three in line to score points. If it is a fifth, then they must get five in a straight line to win points.  

The players will each take turns, having the opportunity to steal each other’s points by finishing the other’s line.  Once all of the spaces have been filled, the game will come to an end and scoring will begin. 


The game comes to an end when all of the spaces have been filled. The players will tally their scores. The player with the most points, wins the game! 

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