A game for 2 or more players

This game is a variation of memory pairs, or pelmanism, and will help to build recognition of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Fraction blocks, decimal pieces or an empty hundred square can be used to support understanding.

You will need:

  • Fraction, decimal, percentage equivalent cards (print each page on a different colour of card)
  • How to play

    Choose which fraction card you want to use, so there is only one match for each decimal/percentage. Spread the cards out, face down.

    Players take turns to turn over 1 card of each colour. If they reveal three cards that show equivalent amounts, they may keep the cards.

    The winner is the person with the most cards at the end of the game.


  • Before starting play, turn one random card face up. Players turn over 2 cards on their turn. If they are not a match with the existing face up card, they choose any 2 of the cards to turn face down. If they are successful, they keep the 3 cards and turn any one card face up before play passes to the next player.
  • Record the fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents on three different colours of counters or lollipop sticks and use these instead of cards.
  • For an easier game, use just 2 types of cards (e.g. just decimals and fractions). Players must find matching pairs by turning just 2 cards face up each turn.
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