Zap Zap Fractions is a free app for kids explaining the basic concepts of fractions. I like the good visual help when the meaning of fraction is explained. If your children just start to learn about fraction, this is a great tool to help them to have a good understanding of the real meaning of fraction.
The app has two parts: lesson and challenge.
The lesson starts from a division, and shows to kids that fraction is essentially a division problem. It then explains the terminology, numerator and denominator. It also explains the concept of Proper Fraction. At this point, kids are given a quiz about Proper Fraction.
After the quiz, the lesson moves on to explain fraction with visual pie charts and number lines. After each small section, there is a quick quiz to test kids’ understanding.
When kids finish the lesson, they can go to Challenge, where kids can practice and test on what they just learned. Test questions range from identifying the right numerator or denominator based on the given pie chart or number lines, to choosing the right fraction based on the picture shown. Kids have one minute to answer as many questions as they can. Each correct answer will zap off an intruding asteroid. As you can imagine, there are some cool sound effects.
Zap Zap Fraction is a very simple math app for kids who are learning fraction. It doesn’t cover anything beyond basic understanding of fraction concept, ie., it doesn’t teach any operations like addition or multiplication of fractions, but it does a good job in explaining what fraction is. The helpful visuals make it easier to understand fraction. If you have a child who just start learning fraction, this is a good tool to use.
Zap Zap Fraction is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is FREE on App Store.
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