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Slice Fractions 2

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 7+

About Slice Fractions 2

The sequel to Slice Fractions, Slice Fractions 2 is an adventure game that helps children learn how to correctly identify, multiply, and equate fractions through a series of physics puzzles. Based on the Common Core State Standards, Slice Fractions 2 was developed in partnership with the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and costs $3.99.

Teacher Review

This paid-for app looks and feels like a game but it teaches the fundamentals of fractions. While the app is designed for independent play, some children might benefit from an adult providing helpful hints and encouragement. If you play it alongside your child, you can refer back to its contents when moving on to other fractions work.

Read also: Fraction Apps

Pros:

Slice Fractions 2 gives a very comprehensive set of lessons on fractions without making the player feel like they’re in the midst of a lesson. There are no verbal or written instructions; sometimes an animated finger will demonstrate how to carry out a new action or give a hint if the player is struggling, but otherwise the player is challenged to experiment. The player makes their way, solving puzzles ranging from identifying equal parts of a rectangle to finding common denominators, all without writing a single equation.

The overall goal of the game is to help clear paths for your wooly mammoth guide as he searches for the evil giant snail who has stolen his hat. There are three different worlds you get to explore with the mammoth, and they’re all beautifully designed and animated. Whether you’re helping hungry ghosts or flying narwhals, the game certainly isn’t boring.

Cons:

Often I spent more time on the physics puzzles than the actual fraction-related math the game is intended to teach. In the game, there are different blocks representing fractions suspended from various contraptions, and you have to determine in what order and at what time to release them so that the blocks accurately match up with the fractions obstructing the mammoth’s path. While I appreciate the fact that the additional challenge lengthens the game and increases interest for more advanced learners, I found it frustrating when I knew an answer to the math problem, but couldn’t solve it because the puzzle was keeping me from answering. The game is called Slice Fractions, not Slice Physics.

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App Details

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Category

Skills

Academic Relevance

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Ululab

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Publisher's Description

The sequel to the acclaimed and multi award-winning game Slice Fractions - Best of 2014 and Editor’s choice of the Apple Store.

Help Mammoth get his stolen hat back with the support of new creatures that move, multiply and reveal hidden fractions. Embark on a surprising journey in this puzzle game designed for children 6-12-year-old.

FEATURES
• Learn fraction concepts without words
• Experience an activity designed with researchers at a Canadian university (UQAM)
• Solve over 100 unique physics puzzles in 3 colorful worlds
• Find and collect friendly pets that follow you in your adventure
• Play in a safe, digital environment: no ads or in-app purchases

LEARNING METHODS
• A UQAM study has shown the original Slice Fractions significantly improved students performances by +10,5% on the standard test “Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study” (TIMSS) after only 3 hours of gameplay
• An approach based on visual representations and manipulatives that improves kids’ conceptual understanding of fractions

FRACTION CONCEPTS
• Part-whole partitioning
• Numerator / Denominator notation
• Equivalent fractions
• Fraction multiplication
• Finding the common denominator
• Fractions bigger than 1

TEACHERS
Slice Fractions 2 is based on the following Common Core concepts: (2.G.A.2) (2.G.A.3) (3.NF.A.1) (3.NF.A.3) (4.NF.A.1) (4.NF.B.3) (4.NF.B.4) (5.NF.A.1) (5.NF.B.3).

Slice Fractions and Slice Fractions 2 are complementary and cover different learning concepts inspired by the Common Core. No preliminary knowledge of fractions is required.
For the complete learning experience get the Slice Fractions Bundle.

ULULAB
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