CandyFactory is an educational game that teaches the concept of fractions to middle school students based on splitting operations with partitioning and iterating. It consists of three levels: Level 1 teaches proper fractions as part-whole concept. Level 2 teaches proper fractions as whole concept. Level 3 teaches proper as well as improper fractions as whole concept. A nominal score is displayed at the end of the game to show how well the student has done. Sound-based feedback and background music are provided.
Ratings and Reviews
pedagogically sound app
This app is pedagogically sound as it constrains the user to first deal with the meaning of denominator (partitioning). The app also helps students to see the fraction as a measure (measure icon). This is often missing in the learning of fractions.
different than most math apps
I like that the game helps students understand fractions, not just drill and practice.
I couldn't figure out how to do it because there was no directions
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
- 3.1 MB
- Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Virginia Tech 2011
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.