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Hungry For Math? Get Number Crunching In Slice Fractions For iOS

Hungry For Math? Get Number Crunching In Slice Fractions For iOS

February 7, 2014

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.

Check out the new application now, or see: Reconnaissance Feed Wrangler Client Updated With Universal Support For iPad, Report: Many Were Buying Apple’s First Generation iPad During The Holiday Quarter, and Third-Party Accessories For The iPhone And iPad Could Soon Be Less Expensive.

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Slice Fractions
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