We might be more accustomed to slicing fruit, rather than numbers, on our iOS devices, but parents looking to instill a hunger for math in their youngsters should consider downloading Slice Fractions. This recent addition to the App Store provides a fun means of learning and practicing fraction-based math problems from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and it’s available to download for $2.99.
Creator Ululab explains: “Make your child hungry for his or her next math discovery! Knowing that slicing games are incredibly fun, we teamed up with university education experts to craft a creative and new way to master fractions.”
That university, the Université du Québec à Montréal, helped Ululab develop an effective math application 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).
But wait there, math is boring, right? Actually, no – not in Slice Fractions, at least. Because besides offering a slice-based mode of math gameplay, iOS device users can also enjoy enjoy helping a mammoth – the app’s protagonist – make his journey through ice and lava, and have the option of collecting “funky hats” in the application, too. Boring? Think again.
Here’s a complete list of what iOS device users can enjoy in Slice Fractions:
- Slicing through ice and lava to clear the mammoth’s path
- Learning fraction concepts without words
- An activity reviewed by researchers at a Canadian university (UQAM)
- Collecting funky hats
- Solving over 60 innovative physics puzzles
- Playing in a safe, digital environment. No ads or in-app purchases.
The developer adds that the following fraction concepts are covered in the application: part-whole partitioning, number and denominator notation, equivalent fractions, fraction ordering, and subtracting fractions from one.
As mentioned, Slice Fractions is available to download in the App Store for $2.99, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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