If your student learns best with games, Slice Fractions may be the way to go. Your goal is to clear a path for the mammoth by slicing through ice and lava. Of course, the only way you can do that is by solving the problems ... the fractions problems, that is. This is a great way to get your child excited about fractions rather than dreading them. The gameplay is smooth and the colors are bright, a great mix for an educational game.
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Spread the lava. In Slice Fractions, your underlying goal is to slice blocks of lava and ice so that they cancel each other and the path is cleared for the mammoth.
Do the split. Kids will learn key concepts regarding fractions, such as splitting equally and unequally, the deal with numerators, subtraction of fractions. As they go, they get to collect funky hats for the mammoth.
What is it about?
In Slice Fractions, kids have to clear a path for a mammoth by slicing through lava to melt the blocks of ice that hinder the pachyderm's safe passage. Effectively, kids learn about fraction concepts without dealing with potentially confusing words. To reward kids for their excellent slicing, they can also unlock funky hats for the mammoth.
For those who...
- ... want to learn about fraction concepts without words. ... like slicing games.
Not for those who...
- ... want to learn about fractions but in a more straightforward, academic manner. ... don't want to help a mammoth survive the Ice Age.
Why we love it
Grasping the concept of fractions can be hard for grade-schoolers and even for some grown-ups. So it's recommended that kids get a head-start. And Slice Fractions, which teaches kids about fractions using game-based learning methods, is a perfect app for that.
App Store Description
This award-winning, problem-solving game is an incredibly fun way to learn fractions. Thanks to the game’s research-proven effectiveness, kids get a head start at school while having fun with fundamental math concepts. Wow!
*** Best of 2014 -- App Store, Apple ***
*** Editors’ Choice -- App Store, Apple ***
*** Editor’s Choice for Excellence in Design -- Children’s Technology Review ***
*** Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award 2014 ***
*** Gold Medal Winner 2014 -- International Serious Play Awards ***
*** Best Family Friendly Game 2014 -- Indie Prize Showcase Awards ***
“Teaching without making it feel like a lesson.” -- maclife.com
“Slice Fractions is wholly playful learning. At its best.” -- Parents' Choice
“There's a lot more to this app than fractions.” -- Children’s Technology Review
UNIVERSAL APP: Available for iPad, iPhone, and the new APPLE TV!
GOAL: Kids between 5 and 12 slice through ice and lava to clear the mammoth’s path, unraveling the mystery of fractions!
• Learning fraction concepts without words
• Experiencing an activity reviewed by researchers at a Canadian university (UQAM)
• Solving over 140 innovative physics puzzles
• Collecting funky hats
• Playing in a safe, digital environment. No ads or in-app purchases.
• Part-whole partitioning
• Numerator / Denominator notation
• Equivalent fractions
• Fraction ordering
• Subtracting fractions from 1
TEACHERS: Slice Fractions is based on the following Common Core concepts: (2.G.A.2) (2.G.A.3) (3.NF.A.1) (3.NF.A.3) (4.NF.A.1) (4.NF.A.2) (4.NF.B.3) (4.NF.B.3.B) (4.NF.B.3.C)
LANGUAGES: Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
ULULAB: We produce fun and pedagogically sound video games. We strive to ensure that these games are intuitive and will lead to profound conceptual learning. We believe we can push the limits of game-based learning.
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