Thursday, April 28, 2011
Grade Recommendation: 2nd - 6th
Specific Skill: Fractions
Levels: 3 (Easy, Medium, Hard)
For iPad, iPod, or Both: Both
These app is comprised of two sections - Learn and Test.
In 'Learn', students are exposed to a tutorial that covers basic information (presented with words and pictures) concerning fractions. The app uses foods familiar to kids - pizza and chocolate - to explain this mathematical concept. The tutorial covers vocabulary (numerator and denominator), adding fractions, and comparing fractions.
The 'Test' section comes with three choices - Identify, Equality, and Arithmetic. Each choice is accompanied by 3 levels. Students receive immediate feedback for answers given in this section.
This is a great stand-alone app for introducing or reviewing fractions.