iPad Screenshots

Description

"The most comprehensive fractions app I've seen. This app should be in every classroom!" -- BestAppsForKids.org
"If you have a student or child that has difficulty with fractions then this is the app for you." -- SmartAppsForKids.com

Everything you need for teaching and learning: (1) Narrated lesson (2) Practice questions (3) Virtual manipulative (4) Challenging game

TOPICS COVERED
1. Fractions Introduction
2. Equivalent Fractions
3. Common Denominator
4. Comparing and Ordering Fractions
5. Adding and Subtracting Fractions
6. Multiplying Fractions
7. Dividing Fractions

FEATURES
▪ Lesson with visual models and audio narration to make abstract concepts concrete
▪ Questions to practice what was learned
▪ Virtual manipulative for hands-on discovery learning
▪ Challenge game to interactively apply understanding
▪ Alignment with state and Common Core standards
▪ Suitable for ages 9-14

What's New

Version 4.1.0

- improvements for iOS 9 and iOS 10 users
- minor text and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Must have for common core.

MissarMoore

I am reading the other reviews and since I plan to review all the apps I use from this publisher I will comment on them also. I too wish the app had a broader range of fractions, but for learning the concept itself IMO and for me it is best to start small. If they made a more advanced app I would likely purchase it. I would not use the advanced app i.e. larger number fractions to teach the lesson itself. Next one person said they wished it saved progress. I understand and see where they are coming from but since it is only 10 questions I have yet to have a student complain about starting over... 4th graders are so flexible. I think not having that feature was overshadowed by the fun fact they got to use the iPad. Also on the lesson you can move back and forth between each page so you can easily pick up where you left off. Students are smart and unlike me they will likely remember exactly where we left off before I do. I hope this helps. It's just how I use it. I do like the suggestions though because I teach multiple levels now it would be great for my older students to have those features. This would be too remedial for my older students. It was great for 4th grade.

Lots of Potential

Jason William Hicks

This app has so much potential and is really exciting in a lot of ways. The virtual manipulatives are really good and visualize fractions in an elegant and unique way. There are major flaws thought that I hope are fixed in the future.

For one thing, the major example used in the lessons is a teacher t hat uses chalk. There is no way kids are going to relate to this. In most parts of the world, white boards are now used instead of chalk and kids may not even have heard of chalk. As a teacher I know that if kids do not understand the basic situation of an example, they're not likely to understand the concept. Even if they did know about teachers using chalk, the idea of the teacher putting scraps together to make wholes is preposterous and any kid is going to be lost at that point.

Another couple things that need to be fixed to make this app meet its potential: t
1. There are no questions right now.
2. The example manipulatives during the lessen should require the user to answer correctly (possibly with assistance) before moving on.
3. The number line manipulative should be at least partially labeled, and fractions are represented usually with a dot on a number line, not an arrow.

I liked a lot of this app and this is intended as constructive criticism; I look forward to updates and I intend to use this app with my fifth graders.

High quality learning

fionacollins18

If you're serious about wanting to teach or learn fractions, then I think you will love this app. The lessons are very clear and detailed. There is also plenty of opportunity for students to practice what they learn. I love how the lessons have narration and periodic interactive activities so that students stay engaged and do not get bored. If the iPad is going to be an improvement over previous learning technologies, then learning on the iPad really should take full advantage of the device's interactivity and multimedia.

Information

Seller
Brainingcamp, LLC
Size
69.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Brainingcamp, LLC
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like