# Oh No Fractions!

- addition
- division
- fractions
- multiplication
- subtraction

- part-whole relationships
- problem solving

###### Pros

The visual representation is very helpful as kids build an understanding of fractions.###### Cons

Lack of depth and helpful feedback limit the instructional component.###### Bottom Line

It can help kids learn fractions by turning fraction comparison into a visual exercise. Kids can also practice operations on fractions, but they will need prior knowledge to fully benefit.$0.99

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This basic educational app works best for kids who are struggling to understand fractions by showing visual feedback.

Visual explanation of fractions is valuable, but the app provides limited feedback. Kids can monitor their activity with a "stat" tracker.

The simple interface doesn't need much explanation, but no help features are offered just in case you need guidance.

Oh No Fractions! offers a simple way for kids to think about and practice fractions. You could use this app in the classroom as another way of demonstrating fractions to students, though having the "Prove it!" feature offered before solving the problem would be more helpful. You can also use it to have kids practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and/or dividing fractions.

Read More Read LessOh No Fractions! is an app that lets kids work with fractions in numeric and model form. When they perform an operation, kids use bar models to select the numerator and denominator for the answer. This helps kids find common denominators when needed. When they are finished, kids can choose "I'M SURE" to find out if the answer is correct or "SHOW ME" to see the answer. When kids do comparisons, they must decide if the fraction on the left is GREATER than or LESS than the fraction on the right. Players select an answer and choose "I'M SURE" to check it. They'll see if their answer was "correct" or "wrong" and then be able to "Prove it!" The prove it screen shows each fraction on a bar divided into equal spaces based on the denominator. Kids drag over the boxes to fill in the numerator for each and then see the fractions compared side-by-side on the graph. They can also just tap to reveal the solution. A "STATS" page shows kids their activity and progress and can be easily reset. Kids can set the max denominator up to 99 and can access a simple cheat sheet that lists basic steps for performing operations on fractions.

Read More Read LessThe concept is pretty simple, but the learning design is elegant, and the visual demonstration of comparing fractions helps kids to really make sense of the comparisons and the operations they perform. It's helpful that kids will see if their answer was correct or wrong and a record of total correct and incorrect answers, but there's no data about which particular fractions may have caused difficulties. Some instructional feedback could boost the learning value of this practice tool.

Read More Read Less## Key Standards Supported

## Number And Operations—Fractions | |

5.NF: Apply And Extend Previous Understandings Of Multiplication And Division To Multiply And Divide Fractions. | |

5.NF.3 | Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. For example, interpret 3/4 as the result of dividing 3 by 4, noting that 3/4 multiplied by 4 equals 3, and that when 3 wholes are shared equally among 4 people each person has a share of size 3/4. If 9 people want to share a 50-pound sack of rice equally by weight, how many pounds of rice should each person get? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie? |

Use Equivalent Fractions As A Strategy To Add And Subtract Fractions. | |

5.NF.1 | Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.) |

5.NF.2 | Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions |

4.NF: Build Fractions From Unit Fractions By Applying And Extending Previous Understandings Of Operations On Whole Numbers. | |

4.NF.3 | Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. a. |

Extend Understanding Of Fraction Equivalence And Ordering. | |

4.NF.1 | Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions. |

4.NF.2 | Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. |

3.NF: Develop Understanding Of Fractions As Numbers. | |

3.NF.1 | Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b. |

3.NF.2 | Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram. |

3.NF.3 | Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. |

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#### Teacher Reviews

- Good practice for comparative fractions, but limited in other areas.3November 18, 2014
- Basic Fraction App3August 14, 2014
- Uncomplicated way to visualize equal fractions.3May 10, 2013