Pizza Fractions: Beginning With Simple Fractions By Brian West is actually a set of apps to learn fractions.
The point is you can get a lot of fractions learning from these three apps for a couple of bucks. As soon as your child starts talking about fractions in school they can start with Pizza Fractions: Beginning With Simple Fractions. Then when they have mastered the idea of fractions move on to the other three.
Now will these three apps teach you everything you need to know about fractions? No. You still need to know about performing arithmetic on fractions and string theory (just kidding). These three apps will give your child the basis for future learning. For a few bucks! I like to compare these types of learning apps to flash cards (which cost about $6 a pack). These three apps are no where near the flash cards and miles beyond. Flash cards are boring and these games are at least somewhat entertaining and much more interactive, so the opportunity for learning increases!
The scope of the apps is limited, but that is a good thing! You do not want an all in one set of flash cards and you do not want an all in one app in this case. You get three apps that walk you through the basics and actually mid level (comparison of fractions can be tricky). My ten year old had to really think about a few of the answers in Pizza Fractions: Comparing Simple Fractions and she is pretty good at this stuff, so watch out!
Great apps for teaching kids about fractions. Just pick them up and add them to the list. These are both for iPad and iPhone (well different versions for each), but the iPhone versions are a total of $2 right now!
Learning – 5
Attention – 4
Fun – 3
Total 12, but learning is the point here and they certainly earn their money!
Check out a video of my ten year old “playing” with the app: