Slice Fractions 2 is a Fun Way to Learn About Fraction Concepts

Slice Fractions 2 is a Fun Way to Learn About Fraction Concepts

Learning fractions doesn't have to be boring or difficult. Slice Fractions 2 makes the case for having fun while learning fundamental math concepts. This fantastic app is the sequel to the award-winning game Slice Fractions. Like its prequel, it has has rich visuals, an exciting gameplay, and clever puzzles to improve kids' conceptual understanding of fractions. What's new are the unique mechanics that add a layer of complexity to the game.

Tap and Slice to Clear the Path

In Slice Fractions 2, kids help a cute mammoth get his stolen hat back through over 100 puzzles set across three colorful worlds. The goal in each puzzle is to create help the mammoth move across the screen by strategically tapping snails, adorable ghosts, or other friendly creatures. As they play, kids learn important fractions concepts such as part-whole partitioning, equivalent fractions, common denominator, and fraction multiplication.

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Solve Tricky Word Problems in Motion Math: Cupcake to Advance Your Cupcake Delivery Business

Solve Tricky Word Problems in Motion Math: Cupcake to Advance Your Cupcake Delivery Business

One of the most difficult things that kids encounter when they learn about math is how to solve math word problems. My five-year-old, still in kindergarten, is already practicing with simple word problems involving addition and subtraction. I’m sure that kids in elementary school or higher are working with more complex word problems.

Typically, teachers and parents use worksheets to help kids practice their math skills. But while worksheets are useful, they tend to boring. That’s why I really love this brand new math game from Motion Math called Motion Math: Cupcake. It’s a business simulation game where you run your own cupcake shop and fulfill delivery orders. What makes it challenging is the orders are laid out as tricky word problems involving basic arithmetic operations, fractions, proportions, and even the coordinate system.

Design, Set the Price, and Deliver Your Own Cupcakes

As the owner of a new cupcake delivery shop, your business objective is to create as much profit as you can within the 40-day period. You start with $50 and a limited number of ingredients to design your first cupcake.

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Learn, Practice, and Improve Your Fractions Skill with Quick Fractions

One of our favorite developers, Shiny Things, has a line of math apps intended to challenge your mental arithmetic tests. Labeled the Quick Math series, we previously wrote of their benefits for both grade school-aged kids and teenagers.

A special feature of Quick Math apps is their support for handwriting recognition, which allows players to write their answers directly on screen. Just recently, Shiny Things released a new app, Quick Fractions, that extends this feature. Now, players can write whole fractions, instead of integers, on screen.

Quick Fractions has a great Tips section where you can learn a lot about the basics of fractions.

The Four Game Modes

Like other Quick Math apps, Quick Fractions offers four game modes. The first one is Equivalence, which focuses on finding equivalence among fractions, decimals, and percentages. For example, 3/4 = ?/40, ?/30 = 1.2, and 80/? = 160%.

The second game mode is Compare. Here, players write the symbols “>”, “=”, or “<” to solve fraction comparison problems. The game may challenge players to compare a fraction with a decimal value or a percentage value, for example:

3/4 ... 2/7
30/20 ... 150%
6/5 ... 1.375

In the third mode, players will learn how to perform Addition and Subtraction with fractions. They will first learn the concept of finding the common denominators before adding or subtracting the numerators. They will also learn to simplify the results into mixed numerals.

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Slice Tropical Fruits and Learn Fractions in Fruity Fractions

Earlier this year, I reviewed a great puzzle game for kids ages 7+ to practice their knowledge of fractions. It was so enjoyable, I wished there existed another app that introduced these concepts to younger kids. Fortunately, the team at Lighthouse Learning contacted us about their latest app, Fruity Fractions. It’s a great way for younger kids to learn basic fraction concepts through a series of mini puzzles.

Fruity Fractions teaches the basic concepts of fractions to kids ages 6+.

Help the Greedy Parrots Share Their Tropical Fruits

Fruity Fractions takes place in a tropical jungle rich in tasty fruits. The story revolves around a bunch of greedy parrots trying to share the fruits fairly. If you want to help them, you need to learn fractions.

You start with the basic concept of a whole and a part, and how to divide one whole fruit into two or more equal slices. Then, throughout the 50 game levels, you will learn other concepts such as denominator and numerator. The difficulty level increases gradually as you complete each level.

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Slice Fractions Gets Kids Learning About Fractions

I honestly can’t remember how I learned fractions, but I’m sure it was far from fun and engaging. Kids these days are very fortunate to have access to great learning tools: educational apps such as Slice Fractions.

Slice Fractions is a new app from Ululab which introduces the concepts of fractions through 60 levels of puzzles. The puzzles are designed as a problem solving activity to help a young mammoth find a path to his beloved.

Kids help the mammoth clear the path using fractions

Pop and Slice to Clear the Path

On his journey, the young mammoth will face many obstacles such as fire/ice blocks and large gaps in the road. Kids must apply logic to clear these obstacles: to clear an ice block, for example, they have to hit it with a fire block of the same size, and vice versa.

To make things more challenging, the blocks are usually tied to a chain or being held back by a small bubble. The chain itself is anchored to a small bubble. As you progress through the early stages, you will learn to pop these bubbles in a timely and correct order to steer the block’s movement across the terrain, and clear the path for the young mammoth.

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