Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™
By McGraw-Hill School Education Group
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The Equivalent Fractions game by McGraw Hill offers a quick and easy way to practice and reinforce fraction concepts and relationships. This game runs on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Players try to match equivalent fractions on cards showing halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths, and twelfths. When cards are matched, they disappear and points are awarded. As cards disappear from the array, the cards behind them become accessible. The game ends when all cards are matched or no more matches can be made. Players earn extra points for making two or more matches in a row. To earn all possible points, players must clear the board!
Features of Equivalent Fractions:
- Fraction cards contain visual representations of fractions
- Ability to compare fraction cards by clicking and dragging
- Practices fraction concepts and relationships
- Correct and incorrect answer feedback
- Full tutorial
- Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
Look for these other Everyday Mathematics® Games Apps:
- Addition Top-It™
- Subtraction Top-It™
- Name That Number™
- Beat the Computer™ Multiplication
- Monster Squeeze™
- Baseball Multiplication™ 1–6 Facts
- Baseball Multiplication™ 1–12 Facts
- Divisibility Dash™
Everyday Mathematics® web site: everydaymath.com
I got it for free so it is probably worth 1 star for that.
The game however is one of the worst I have seen and it is probably of little or no educational value. I tested this game as a parent, this in case there would be any doubt in that regard. I mastered this type of operations long ago and I still have no issue with them (no scrap paper required, I compare them quite easily in my mind).
The fraction comparison works a bit as a solitaire card game, so it is a matter of chance to find the fractions that match (admittedly skill too, but you might have the skill and not find the right cards). Among other things, the game is also very annoying because it gives you the verbal and visual instructions before every game and you can not skip them. Also it is not rewarding at all because it doesn't record your high scores and it doesn't tell you when it's over either. The only option that you have is to start a new game when you realize that you are stuck with some cards that don't match. So it is not fun, it is unrewarding to play it and it is of no value, educational or otherwise.
Does what it says
The company is familiar to me as a professional education company so I was confident this app was going to be decent. It is a very clever way of doing equivalent fractions. This app does what it claims to do and the price is decent. As with any other fraction app program, you will need some scrap paper to reduce the fractions...no way around this.
This is great if your students already understand simplifying, LCMs, GCM's. They must have a firm grasp on equivalent fractions. It should add a lower level to guide them if they don't know how to do it.
- Category: Education
- Released: Feb 03, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 22.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
- © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.