After 5 Dice: Order of Operations Game - a Fun Educational Apps TOP PICK - Developer Justin Holladay just added another top app in his math app series for middle school and upper elementary students - 4 Dice: Fraction Game - This time your kids will add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions on their own or challenge friends using the Bluetooth feature!
4 Dice: Fraction Game by Justin Holladay is a top math game reviewed by several reviewers from Review for Dev. Overall it is a unique math that let your kids work out fractions in many different ways. It is a challenging educational game that encourages student to think!
The game supports analytical thinking by providing the answer and requiring students to determine the appropriate equation. This fraction game provides a target answer combined with the chosen function. Once students roll the dice, they then must determine the correct number placement in the equation that correlates with the predetermined answer. The whiteboard and pencil tools provide children with the opportunity for writing and testing which equation fits the answer provided.
“this is a fantastic tool for teaching in school” “a good enrichment activity for a student who is reviewing fractions “ “ several opportunities to convert and reduce fractions in a motivating way." “ a great app to work on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions the app does encourage students to use higher-order thinking"; "This app presents a very engaging way to learn math"; "The Bluetooth feature made it easy to play against another human without having to pass the same device back and forth (as in other games)"; " I love the problem solving and critical thinking skills that were addressed by having the user figure out the equation while having the answer a fantastic app for 4th grade students and up";
Some of the downside: Not much beside external links to the App Store! Some would like additional hint feature hint if the student is stuck!!
Find out more and read all the reviewers comments below!
4 Dice: Fraction Game is available for download via the iTunes App Store
Promo Price - Free - RRP - $1.99/£1.49/€1.79
Read all comments from Review for Dev:
|Larry S.: I currently manage AppReviewCentral, a site that provides app reviews for both Android and iOS systems. I also write app reviews for 3 other websites regularly.|
I enjoy mobile gaming but cover all types of apps. Overall, I have been working online for over 10 years and blogging for 4 years.
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Overall I thought it was a great math app. I like that one has the ability to print out hardcopies to use offline. I also appreciate the scratch page section where you can figure it out on your device. The layout and color make it very easy to read the numbers. Having 5 different "game" modes really will challenge the middle schoolers.
Overall the app really runs well. I did not find a lot of problems but would be curious to see if creating an iPad version of the game might be worthwhile. (I tested in on my iTouch). It would neat to see other types of math problems, other than just fractions added to it.
I definitely recommend this app for middle school math teachers. Students will be challenged by the different modes of play and being able to go against others to see who has the best score is good. The app runs well and is very easy to pick and play.
|Nico D.: I'm a ex designer and full-time teacher so I have a very good perspective on design elements and user interface. I have been actively testing apps for more than 1 year. I can test educational apps with kids ages 2 to 10 and have there perspective. The most important thing for me is to correctly rate an app regardless of the money I'm getting.
|Lorraine L.: I am a K-6 technology integration teacher who is passionate about integrating technology into the curriculum at the elementary grade levels. I review and purchase apps for my library ipads that are used across the grade levels. I have high standards for apps and look for educational value intuitive design, engaging and age-appropriate graphics.
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|melissa r.: An energetic mum of a toddler, preschooler and school aged kids. I am a trainee teacher(secondary school) who loves testing out apps for my students and children. Husband is a critical care clinical educator with a passion for sport.We think the ipad is an amazing educational tool. Love discovering new apps that all of us will enjoy.
|Heather T.: I was a teacher for 4 years in a magnet school for technology; I taught 4th and 2nd grade. Since then, I have obtained my Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, and now am a media specialist. I love learning about new technologies and helping teachers with them so we can enhance student learning.
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