Flower Power: A free online game to practice ordering fractions and decimals!

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BrainPOP is pleased to partner with Mangahigh in announcing the addition of the Flower Power game to BrainPOP’s GameUp! This fun, free online math game provides students in grades 3-8 with practice in comparing and ordering fractions and decimals.

The object of this math game is to make as much money as possible by growing and harvesting valuable and exotic flowers. Students use fraction and decimal ordering skills to correctly order the blooms in the garden, and then harvest mature stems and sell them. Students must balance pollination and harvesting to achieve a high score, and demonstrate a mastery of fractions and horticulture.

Each bloom (which is labeled with a fraction early in the game and fraction or decimal later on) grows on the flower stems. The numbers must be ordered by dragging large blooms to the top and small blooms to the bottom. Buds will flower into blooms if released, or if not positioned quickly enough. When a stem grows to its full height of seven blooms, it will stop growing, and the player has the opportunity to either harvest it, or wait and allow it to be pollinated by a bee. When a bee pollinates the flower, it will spread more seeds.

Check out our Ordering Fraction and Decimals Lesson Plan: Flower Plan to find ideas for integrating the game into your instruction.