Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages, by iDev books, is a simple, yet very powerful app tool for comprehending three often confusing number concepts. This clever visual tool provides students with instant access to the fraction, decimal, or percentage form of any number. Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages is all about exploring the direct relationship between percentages and decimals and their relationship to fractions in a visual format. Students are exposed to illustrations that provide concrete representations that quickly help them see and manipulate base-ten grids and circles to gain a better understanding of these three interrelated principals. Using basic shapes to teach fraction, decimal, and percent equivalents really helps kids gain mastery of these concepts and using the Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages will surely do the trick.
This app provides background points for learning the relationships of fractions, decimals, and percentages. It directly shows how decimals are another way of writing fractions, and percentages are another way of writing hundredths, which all students need to develop an understanding of fraction-decimal-percent relationship as a benchmark.
There are no problems to complete or solve, this app is designed as a handy tool to help student’s build conceptual understanding of these three related concepts. From the expressions on the faces of the students we worked with this Visual Fractions Decimals and Percentages provides just that in a very user friendly format, this app can make all the difference in establishing a better understanding for all future work in this realm of math.
By painting different grids and circles with one or more colors students can see how their coloring changes the fraction, decimal, and percentage amounts of those colors. Grids and circles can be very simple and have only 1 square or sector, or very large with up to 10,000 squares or 360 sectors. There is definitely a creative play element to this app that can draw kids in and keep them working away.
-Grids with 1 to 10,000 squares
-Circles with up to 360 sectors
-Exploring multiple units with up to 9 grids or circles
-Art grids and circles with 7 different painting colors
-Drawings can be saved
All of the iDev 25 math apps have a lightweight experience. They are optimized less around bells and whistles and more around the way how they can help students learn.