Fractions. Smart Pirate 1.8 - App for Learning Fractions in a Fun and Easy Way
Virtual Space has announced the release of Fractions. Smart Pirates 1.8, an update to their popular educational app for iOS and Android devices. App Fractions. Smart Pirates makes learning fractions fun with lots of colorful Caribbean Pirates. Its concept is really easy for children understand and doesn't present anything too complex. Fractions. Smart Pirates is a great tool for teachers and parents who are looking to give children an app for practicing a variety of fractions skills.
Fractions are a necessary skill and show up in every grade levels Common Core Standards beginning in second grade. Fractions. Smart Pirates math app is fun way to not just identify fractions, but to apply problem solving skills with them as well. Students go from identifying simple fractions to using those fractions to solve a variety of problems in this math app.
The developer has created an educational venue for children to analyze and apply knowledge of fractions in an engaging and fun way. Students are greeted with a pirate map with four locations: Simple Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Addition, and Comparing. Each level focuses on a different skill and has three different difficulty levels.
On the first island the player learns to read fractions. In order to do so he/she offers the pirates some slices of pizza and try to guess what part of the pizza is left for other pirates to eat in the boat. If there is a mistake the pirates get in trouble.
On the second island, the pirates have to get across the bottomless abyss. In order to do it, they should balance the bridge using firecracker baskets. In this game the player assists the pirates in choosing a basket with an equivalent fraction.
On the third island the pirates come across an unexpected rival - one-eyed Captain. But othe brave old sea dogs are not scared at all. With the player's help the pirates should get bigger watermelons than the Captain has.
On the fourth island, the pirates are tempted to treat themselves with a few pieces of a lovely cake. In this game, the player offer the pirate a piece of cake and guess what part of the whole cake his piece makes. If there is a mistake in calculation, the pirate's becomes sad and hungry, as the cake is eaten by a perky parrot.
By working with equivalencies, comparing, and calculating, students have lots of different ways to practice. The easy level was perfect for lower level students who are still learning fractions. The medium and hard levels were really appropriate for older students who are capable of doing the calculations and comparing different denominators. Children can learn effectively through solving problems in every level in this game. Problems are very practical in life. Additionally, the pirate theme has become so popular in the past few years that children are engaged with the animations throughout the app.
Fractions. Smart Pirates is a fun way for students to practice fractions skills. This game is really suitable for teaching children lessons of fractions.
Fractions. Smart Pirates is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category: http://apple.co/1AhjgYo There is also an Android version available in Google Play: http://bit.ly/1MqJOgE It is possible to purchase and download the app from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1IxWlAE