Fraction is a math concept that is easy to understand conceptually, but can get tricky when doing comparisons. Oh No Fractions is a simple FREE math app helping kids understand fraction comparison with intuitive visuals.
Opening the app, kids will see two fractions. They need decide if the one on the left is GREATER or LESS than the one on the right, and slide their answer into the middle of the screen. After tapping on “I’M SURE”, they can check if their answers are right or not. They can also tap on “Prove it!” to see the visual prove of their answer. I think this is the best part of the app. Once kids tap on “Prove it”, two bars of equal height will show up, each is divided into equal spaces based on the denominators of the earlier shown fractions. Kids tap the number of boxes to fill in the numerators, and see the two fractions compared side-by-side on the screen.
I like it being simple, and the visual comparison between two fractions can really help kids understand the true meaning of the numbers. I particularly like it having kids fill in the boxes to create the visual of each fraction. It makes kids feel they are in charge and is a great reinforcement of the fraction concepts. If you have a child who is working on fractions, this is a great visual tool to use.
Oh No Fractions works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is FREE on App Store.