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I remember when I was in school and one of the most difficult things to learn was fractions. Now that I understand them, they make sense (although I still prefer decimals). Whether you think they are annoying or not, you still need to learn them. Thankfully, there is so much technology available to help with learning all aspects of school work that the process has become much less painful.
If you are a parent of a child who is learning fractions, you can attest to how hard it is to get them to make sense of it. Fear not, because this handy list of iOS apps will help you master the art, whether you are just starting with the very basics, or are looking to break into the more advanced parts of fractions. If you are a parent of a student, or a student yourself, these awesome iOS apps will help you handle them with relative ease.
Pizza Fractions, Free [No Longer Available]
This application is perfect for the young student who is just learning the basics of fractions. It presents them in the form of a pizza, which is easy to understand. It makes the activities not feel as much like learning, and more like playing. The game has an adjustable difficulty level, so you can raise the level as your child becomes more confident with their fractions.
Fractions Explained. $0.99 [No Longer Available]
This application opts for a humorous method of learning fractions. It is not a game like Pizza Fractions. Instead, host Jamie provides a series of funny and well-planned videos that will guide you through the exciting world of fractions. It also includes handy study cards that you can pull up when you need a quick refresher.
It even randomly generates a test so you can practice before going to school for the real thing.
This is another cool video application for learning your fractions. Instead of a zany host, it uses computer animations. There are 12 videos in the app, and each offers helpful instruction on various parts of the process. Each video does a great job of breaking down everything in the most helpful way possible.
Choosing between this and Fractions Explained will come to down to your learning style. If you are looking for videos that are a little more straightforward, this is the perfect application for you.
This game for learning fractions goes a little more advanced. If watching videos and studying is not getting the job done for you, this app will surely do the trick. It is a series of tests and questions designed to get you practicing your fractions against the clock. This forces you to think quickly and engrain the steps for solving the problems in your brain.
Of course, if you need help, the app will guide you step-by-step through solving the problem so you can get it right next time.
Jungle Fractions is a cool app because it actually speaks them for you. Not only can use it to learn to add and multiply fractions, but you can use it to learn how to pronounce them. Know that 4/5 is pronounced “four fifths” is something important that many people take for granted.
This app even speaks the fractions aloud in three different languages. It supports English, French and Spanish, so you can improve your skills with their fun games even if you do not speak English.
With these apps, anyone can learn fractions in the easiest and most fun way possible. If your child is finding the process of learning them to be difficult and unpleasant, some cool iOS apps can help make it something they will enjoy.
Have you tried using iOS applications to help improve your fraction skills? Let us know in the comments!
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