By GAMeS Lab at RU
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The Fraction Factory needs your help!
Enter the Fraction Factory and use your math skills to place fractions into their correct positions on a number line. When the game begins, fraction gears will move across the screen on a conveyor belt. Use your finger and drag the fraction gear to where you think they should go on the number line at the top of the screen.
Notice when you touch the fraction gear and move it left and right, a number that is what your current decimal equivalent is appears on the number line at the top. Use this as a guide to choose the most correction position to place the fraction gear. Let it the fraction at the number line, and find out if you are correct! But hurry, you only have 60 seconds to put as many fraction gears as possible where they need to go!
When the time is up, find out how many you put away, and your average accuracy, and find out the rank you've earned in the Fraction Factory. Do you have what it takes to be the Fraction Factory CEO?
As part of the Virginia Mobile Learning Apps Development Challenge, Fraction Factory is designed to enhance the student's ability to find and order equivalent fractions and decimals on a number line. In addition, Fraction Factory targets fraction computation.
This game is made possible with an Enhancing Education Through Technology competitive grant from the Virginia Department of Education.
Background Image attributed to ralphbijker used under Creative Commons License. The name of the image is "motion gears -team force", and can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/17258892@N05/2588347668/.
What's New in Version 1.4
Free 60 second game reinforces understanding of fractions
This free 60-second educational game helps kids understand the concept that a fraction represents part of a whole.
A conveyor belt rolls out one fraction at a time. Players drag the fraction up toward a number line at the top of the screen marked "0" on the left and "1" on the right. Players strive to drop the fraction on the number line closest to the area that represents the value of the fraction. Players receive an accuracy score for each attempt. A new fraction comes out after one has been placed on the number line . This is repeated for 1 minute. At the end, players get a final accuracy % and "job ranking" after 60 seconds.
This is a game which should be played after instruction about factions. The game play is simple, but like some other educational games, prior understanding is needed to make the game meaningful.
Thanks to the staff and students at Radford University's GAMeS Lab for this game and others! Please keep them coming!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 13, 2011
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 2.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Matt Dunleavy
- © GAMeS Lab at RU
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.