Fraction Time Pocket: A Dead-Simple Way to Practice Your Fractions

I don’t know about you, but fractions stumped me back in school.  Apparently they stump me until now.  Your kids may not need to be just as baffled by fractions as I was, and Fraction Time Pocket may give them the means to practice on these.

A very very simple and light app, Fraction Time Pocket lets one practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  It doesn’t teach how to work on fractions, it just gives problems to answer.  On the left side of the screen, select whether you want your problems in addition, subtraction etc., and on the right are two buttons: move forward (to the next problem), and check your answer (marked by a check mark).  As for settings, there is only one option:  set your largest denominator for the fraction problems.

What I like about this app:

  • dead-simple interface
  • big numbers (should be bigger on the iPad)

What this app could have included:

  • option to select how many items are to be presented
  • option to summarize performance in the form of scores
  • option for the app to show the correct answer

Dead-simple, we reiterate.  Not much, except for one:  FREE for a limited time only.  Download if you believe your school-age kids can use this to practice on.

Price: FREE
Weight: 0.2 MB
Released: 1 May 2010
Version: 1.1
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.  Needs iOS 3.1.3 up
Seller: Eric Danley (C) x19 Studios

Target Population: grade-school kids (depending on their school’s math curriculum)

Awesome if you want to work on:
  • understanding fractions
  • solving fraction problems

Customer Ratings (iTunes): 4 out of 5 smileys

iSPeak App says: 3.5 out of 5 smileys

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