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Top Fractions Apps and Websites

Helping students to pin down fractions concepts early is one of those hurdles in math that reaps huge rewards later. Students with an intuitive knowledge of fractions are better prepared for more advanced topics like algebra, statistics, physics, and chemistry. These apps, sites, and games represent the best resources for introducing fractions, leveraging visual learning strategies and interactivity to help students understand what fractions represent, how to compare and estimate them, and more.

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Gracie & Friends Lemonade Stand

Interactive games thoroughly address small, focused learning goal

Bottom line: Games do a nice job of providing practice with a very specific early math principle; they work even better as part of a whole teaching unit.

JumpStart Academy Math

Adaptive math tool offers individualized activities and fun games

Bottom line: An individualized game-based curriculum that's responsive but feels unfinished.


Engaging supplemental resource encourages conceptual understanding

Bottom line: An engaging conceptual supplement for math lessons with easy-to-find standards-aligned activities.

Khan Academy

Flexible learning environment offers a personalized journey to mastery

Bottom line: A solid, free resource for targeted math and science instruction, test prep, history, and more.

Cyberchase Fractions Quest

Fractions-focused adventure builds foundational understanding

Bottom line: Thoughtfully scaffolded skill-building embedded in multipart quest.

Slice Fractions School Edition

Clever twist combines math instruction with engaging gameplay

Bottom line: A fun, innovative way to help kids build a strong conceptual understanding of fractions.

Fraction Mash

Face mash-ups plus fractions equal goofy, meaningful play

Bottom line: Math-flavored goofy fun is great for casual exposure to fractions, but will need thoughtful integration if used as a dedicated learning tool.


Awesome, adaptive math games with a killer teacher dashboard

Bottom line: Fantastic tool for flipped or blended classrooms, formative assessment, or extra practice in any setting.


Swipe and cut shapes in simple, visual fractions game

Bottom line: This fun visual game will help students practice with fractions.

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Out-of-this-world adventure helps fraction concepts blast off

Bottom line: This adaptive, game-based approach helps kids develop deep fraction understanding.

Amplify Fractions

Story-based lessons guide students with helpful virtual tutor

Bottom line: With a digital tutor to guide students through interactive fraction problems, this is an ideal math center program.

Fog Stone Isle

Fun virtual world builds deep understanding of fractions

Bottom line: A 3D world that uses adaptive computer manipulatives and multiple representations to help students retain important fractions concepts.

Visual Fractions

Basic but clever visual fraction exploration better than it looks

Bottom line: Clear, clean, and creative visual presentation of sometimes complicated fraction concepts can be a great classroom asset.

Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages

Cool modeling tool helps kids grasp difficult concepts

Bottom line: This easy-to-use, interactive fractions tool supports learning concepts that kids often struggle with.

Woot Math

Adaptive lessons, collaborative games, and analytics add up to an excellent math tool

Bottom line: A top choice for teacher- or student-led lessons and real-time collaboration.

Fractions, by the Math Learning Center

Unique whiteboard tool lets teachers and students model fractions

Bottom line: There are many whiteboard tool apps, but this one helps students compare, calculate, and represent fractions in a visual way.

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ExploreLearning Gizmos

Vast array of impressive, interactive science and math simulations

Bottom line: This powerful and extensive set of math and science tools puts the learning in students' hands.

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