Math – Visual Fraction Apps


Fraction Apps

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 iconVirtual Manipulative app (free) by 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.

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 Visual Fractions, Decimal and Percentages iconVisual 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.

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Here is a video of the Visual Fractions, Decimals and Percentages app:

Here are a few more resources for reviewed fraction apps:


Make Use of –

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 ?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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