App of the Week: Fractions, anyone?

By Laura Devaney
June 30th, 2014

A new app helps students with often-dreaded fractions

app-fractionsName: Quick Fractions

What is it? Hate fractions? That’s ok! Quick Fractions is here to help you master one of the most troublesome areas of mathematics! Perfect for those just starting out with fractions, more advanced students, or even adults looking for a challenge.

Best for: Students ages 9-11

Price: $2.99

Requirements: iOS 7.0 or later


  • Operations games scaffold the process for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, and the new help section gives some handy reminders if you get stuck!
  • Practice creating equivalence with and comparing fractions, decimals and percentages, enhancing understanding of how the three relate.
  • Handwriting answers means students work out the answer instead of guessing from a range of presented options.
  • Track progress in each mode and difficulty level. Keep practicing to improve your score and unlock new avatars.

Four game modes include:

  • Equivalence: create equivalence with fractions, decimal and percentages.
  • Compare: use estimation and fraction knowledge to compare fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Addition and subtraction: use mental arithmetic to add and subtract using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals.
  • Multiplication and division: use mental arithmetic to multiply and divide using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals.

Link: iTunes 

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura