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There is no shortage of serviceable applications that can reliably teach elementary school students the basics (and then some) of fractions and decimals.
The ones that distinguish themselves - and are worth downloading - perform one or a few functions very well. As there is no all-in-one app designed to teach and quiz these concepts to children between the ages of five and 10, we recommend that you explore and play with at least a few of our favorites.
The best app of the bunch, Chicken Coop Fractions Game , also happens to be the most entertaining. In order to succeed, players must already possess at least a basic understanding of both fractions and decimals. The addictive game tests a player’s ability to see a fraction on the screen, and then determine its equivalent value as a decimal. The game, which involves catching falling eggs with a nest that moves side-to-side at the bottom of the screen, does provide some wiggle room. Players can still advance with approximate estimates. Of course, if they can’t decide quickly enough, they will run out of time and see their eggs crash to the floor. Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions covers similar topics, but does so within the framework of a card game. In fact, the entire "Everyday Math" series from McGraw-Hill is worthy.
For younger children or others having difficulty grasping the numerical relationships between fractions and decimals, Fractions & Decimals - Foundational offers very detailed and well-paced tutorials. Through a series of visually striking fill-in-the-blank problems, students can more easily identify how a given fraction or decimal fits into larger overall patterns. Basic Fraction is a more conventional, blackboard-oriented application that offers a nice mix of quizzes and tutorials.
Older and/or advanced students who understand these basic concepts and are looking for more rigorous challenges with immediate and comprehensive feedback will get a lot out of Decimals !!!, as well as its companion app Fractions !!!. These are interactive workbooks that come with preset problems, and also enable teachers, tutors, and parents to provide their own.
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