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About the Apps
Fractions and decimals are challenging concepts that are best learned through a variety of experiences and learning resources. There is no one common denominator in teaching these skills to middle school-aged students.
The apps reviewed address plenty of skills, such as basic fraction and decimal concepts, equivalency, and mathematical operations. We are also showcasing the best apps for multiple skill levels within this age group. You will find options accessible to 5th graders, but will also stimulate older students embarking on algebra and other areas of study.
There are plenty of apps to choose from that are worth downloading. The five best in this grouptypically specialize in one or a few unique attributes. Accordingly, downloading all of them would be well worth it.
At the beginning levels of understanding fractions and decimals, instructional apps such as Virtual Manipulatives are a great tool for making abstract concepts more concrete. This app allows students to explore basic fractions, decimals, and percentages as they develop early understanding.
Motion Math HD - Fractions! is a truly engaging game that puts players' understanding of the value of fractions, decimals, and percents to the test. Even more advanced students will find its pace and problems to be amply challenging.
Estimation is a critical skill that usually plays a significant role in student assessments today. Chicken Coop Fractions reinforces estimation skills in a truly entertaining format, as players' estimates of fraction to decimal conversions send eggs flying around the chicken coop.
Fractions Explained is more traditional, like many educational software titles. The app focuses on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions. It provides quality instructional videos, as well as tools for student practice and tracking that make it an asset for parents or teachers.
Fraction Math is the least impressive app, graphically speaking, but it is definitely worth consideration for students who are struggling with adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing fractions. It includes mixed and negative numbers, as well, making it valuable for a range of middle school math levels.
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