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Fractions with Trains

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Teacher Overview

Fractions with Trains is a bright and simple-to-use app that can help children understand basic fractions. Children compete train tracks by selecting the right fraction that represents the missing length of the track. The fractions covered by this app include halves, thirds, quarters, fifths and eighths. 

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Developer Description

Teaching children Fractions may be more important than you think. Indeed, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel says:

"Difficulty with fractions (including decimals and percents) is pervasive and is a major obstacle to further progress in mathematics, including algebra. ... A key mechanism for learning fractions is to be able to represent them on a number line." 

The student's task is to help the cute panda get to the bamboo forest. This is achieved by repairing gaps in the railroad. To repair the gaps it's necessary to select the right rail lengths and this is where the students learn the meaning of fractions.

- Teaches n/2, n/3, n/4, n/5 and n/8 fractions
- Aligned with Common Core State standards
- Fun and colourful graphics
- Visual and auditory feedback

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