Parents' Guide to

Oh No Fractions!

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Basic app focuses on visual models of fractions.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Paid, Free Education
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Oh No Fractions! has an elegant design, and the visual demonstration helps kids make sense of fractions. When kids compare fractions, they're told whether their answer was "correct" or "wrong" and then given an opportunity to see why by using the feature called "Prove it." The "Prove it" feature puts kids in charge of creating each fraction on a visual bar graph, so they can compare the two fractions. These visual representations are powerful ways to help kids understand fractions. Kids can see a record of total correct and incorrect answers, but the app offers no data about which particular fractions may have caused difficulties. However, the point is to provide kids with a digital tool to help them understand. Though lacking flash and standard kid-friendly appeal, this is a solid math tool for kids who need help visualizing fractions.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, division, fractions, multiplication, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, problem solving
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free (A free version is available with a limited number of operations per day.)
  • Release date: March 9, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: High School
  • Publisher: Curious Hat
  • Version: 2.41
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 18, 2016

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