Developer's description:"Fractions & Smart Pirates" is a fun way for students to practice fractions skills. Developer has created an educational venue for kids 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. "Fractions & Smart Pirates" math app is really engaging and my students loved it. I loved the variety of activities available to practice. The Common Core Standards don't just focus on identifying fractions - they focus on the application of skills and using fractions in operations. By working with equivalencies, comparing, and calculating, students have lots of different ways to practice. I also really like the different levels of difficulty. The easy level was perfect for my 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. Additionally, the pirate theme has become so popular in the past few years that children are engaged with the animations throughout the app. Fractions are a necessary skill and show up in every grade level's 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 Top Pick math app. Overall, Fractions & Smart Pirates is a great tool for teachers and parents who are looking to give students an app for practicing a variety of fractions skills. It earned the Top Pick status because of the various levels of difficulty and the different concepts covered. This app is appropriate for students from second grade and up - my fifth grade students loved it.
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