# Fraction Dominoes Puzzle

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This fraction dominoes puzzle asks students to arrange an entire set of dominoes (except for the 0:0 tile) to form six correct addition equations involving fractions. Each domino tile should be considered as a fraction.

This puzzle is the creation of L.P. Mochalov. I originally found the puzzle in Mochalov’s *Totally Tough Brainteasers* book, but it is also available for free on his website.

This is the second domino puzzle from this puzzle creator that I have typed up to use in my math classroom. Previously, I shared Mochalov’s Domino Pyramid Puzzle which involves perfect squares.

I created a template for this fraction dominoes puzzle that is designed to print on 11 x 17 cardstock. It is perfectly sized to use with the small sets of dominoes available from Dollar Tree for $1.25.

Dollar Tree’s dominoes (shown below on the right) are slightly smaller than a standard-sized domino, but you definitely can’t beat the price!

I wanted to also make a template to use with standard sized dominoes, but I am having trouble figuring out how to make that fit on a standard sized sheet of paper. If anyone has any ideas, I am open to hearing them!

The students must treat each domino as a fraction. For example, I could use the 1:2 tile and the 3:2 tile to make the equation 1/2 + 3/2 = 2.

## Free Download of Fraction Dominoes Puzzle

Reminder: These are designed to print on 11 x 17 cardstock.

Fraction Dominoes Puzzle – 11 x 17 – sized for Dollar Tree Dominoes (PDF) (1769 downloads )

## Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not make answers to the printable math puzzles I share on my blog available online because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are non-google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at sarah@mathequalslove.net with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.