When it comes to actively involving students of all ages in their learning, I am a great advocate for using APPs. The beauty about this type of software is the availability. You can dowload to any hand-held device and start using immediately. This style of software enables all learners to access the concepts that they may not have mastered in earlier grades or years. I particularly like the fact that using APPs for learning reduces or completly removes the stigma many learners have about undertaking "child concepts". This is particularly evident with adult learners who have returned to classes to improve their literacy and/or numeracy. Anyone can be using hand-held devices for playing games or accessing information.
One area of maths that is required in many jobs and causes learners grief is FRACTIONS. For years I have worked with adult learners to come to terms with these little suckers, and I only wish there had been an APP or two to help them along the way.
I discovered the Braincamping APP - Fractions today and thought teachers and students could benefit from using this learning software. Learners can work their way through these activities -
> Introduction to Fractions
> Equivalent Fractions
> Common Denominator
> Comparing & Ordering Fractions
> Adding & Subtracting Fractions
> Multiplying & Dividing Fractions.
For each section above there is a lesson, manipulative, questions and challenge section to support the learning of the concepts. There is also a Lite version (FREE), but as you can imagine there are limited activities available for the learner.