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Fractions ($1.99) by Matt Rayner is an education app that teaches you everything you need to know about fractions. Compatibility: Universal Released: May 25, 2013 Price: $1.99 Size: 24.2 MB Language: English Seller: Matt Rayner Although smartphones mean we now carry powerful calculators wherever we go, understanding fractions helps us make better decisions, faster. Learning […]

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Fractions ($1.99) by Matt Rayner is an education app that teaches you everything you need to know about fractions. download

Compatibility: Universal
Released: May 25, 2013
Price: $1.99
Size: 24.2 MB
Language: English
Seller: Matt Rayner

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Although smartphones mean we now carry powerful calculators wherever we go, understanding fractions helps us make better decisions, faster.

Learning anything can be boring, but this app is more like a game than a study guide.

Fractions is split into two main sections. The first teaches you about basic things, like the different types of fractions and how they work. This app is clearly for beginners as it’s not very detailed and doesn’t take long to get through. If you know your way around fractions fairly well, you don’t need this app.

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The second section is where you can test your abilities. You can either practice with a set of never ending questions, or you can jump right into the tests. There’s an easy, medium, and hard mode and there are various types of fractions you can get questioned about.

When practicing, you’re challenged with an unlimited number of multiple choice questions. Once you’re comfortable answering them, it’s probably time to move on to the tests. After you complete a test, you can see your score as well as all of the correct answers. You can then decide whether you should keep practicing, or move up to a more difficult mode.

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Other than its use of the Comic Sans font, this app does everything well. Fractions are explained in a visual way that’s easy to follow and you always have the ability to instantly practice using what you’ve learned. Although Fractions isn’t quite as fun as game, the fact that you get instant feedback makes it feel like less of a chore.

If you have trouble with fractions and you want a quick and easy way to learn more about them, this app is worth checking out. It’s also an app that’s great for children who want a more fun way to learn.

You can get Fractions for both the iPhone and iPad for $1.99 in the App Store.

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App Store Description:

Fractions is a simple number based app aimed at helping the user improve their understanding of and abilities working with fractions.

The app includes:-

Simple explanations of fractions
- What are proper, improper and mixed fractions?
- How to reduce fractions to their lowest form.
- How to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions.

Working with fractions
- Identifying fractions from a picture.
- Reducing proper and improper fraction to their lowest form.
- Converting improper fractions to mixed fractions and vice versa.
- Comparing fractions to find which is greater.

Its suitable for a range of abilities as the user can select the difficulty, allowing them to gradually make the questions more challenging as they become more confident.

There is also a test mode in which the user is asked 10 questions. Once the test is completed, not only is their score given but also a breakdown of their results including any corrections.


David Cao

 


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