A colleague asked me about fraction apps for some of her students who needed concrete methods of learning and would be motivated by using the iPads available at the school. The search began with some of the available fraction math apps listed:
Virtual Manipulative app (free) by ABCya.com came immediately as a suggestion, providing visuals and interaction with fractions, decimals and percentages for activities that are guided by a teacher. A few settings are available (bar graphs or circles or pie shapes’ numbers on pieces, opaque/transparent) within the app and instructions for how to use. This app is designed not as remedial practice but an interactive tool used with teacher instruction.
Visual Fractions, Decimals and Percentages app (free; iPad) developed by Esa Helttula, is about visually exploring how percentages and decimals are types of fractions. No tasks to complete or problems to solve, this apps purpose is to build conceptual understanding. This app is one of many educational math apps created by the developer.
Here is a video of the Visual Fractions, Decimals and Percentages app:
Here are a few more resources for reviewed fraction apps:
Grasshopper Apps – Match the Fraction (.99) a game app that can be customized according to the skills of the students.
Any other favorite fraction apps ?