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Kids can learn about values and conversions among fractions, decimals, and percentages. These are often difficult concepts for kids to grasp, and creating models is an excellent way to help them visualize parts of a whole. They can divide the models into as many as 10,000 units on grids and as many as 360 units on circles. Kids also can represent mixed numbers using multiple whole grids or circles. These many options allow for kids of varying abilities to use the tool. Before using the app, kids should have some basic knowledge of the concepts to fully benefit from using the models. For example, they should know that a fraction consists of a numerator and a denominator and that a decimal includes digits to the right of a decimal point. Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages helps kids approach what are often difficult concepts in more approachable ways.
Ease of Play
Content is neatly organized, and features are easy to use.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages is a math tool that kids can use to create models. As the name suggests, the models display a visual representation of a fraction, and the value also is given as a decimal and a percentage. For example, if kids create a model showing the fraction "1/4," the values "0.25" and "25%" also are displayed. Options include grid and circle models.
Is It Any Good?
Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages is a handy, no-frills tool for creating models. With many options for dividing whole units, as well as options for modeling mixed numbers, kids with varying abilities can use it. They won't get any instruction, so the app is best used to support learning. Fortunately, as a help menu is not provided, using the features is mostly intuitive. Activity suggestions could extend the overall learning value, but it's still an extremely useful tool for supporting important math concepts with visual representations.
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