When discussing the most difficult math subjects for students at an elementary level, we most often hear of two things: fractions/decimals or division. Of course, since the concepts all link into each other, it becomes more difficult for a student the further they fall behind. Adding interactive technology to the mix, whether at home, or in the classroom, allows students to physically manipulate questions and answers in a way which facilitates their natural desire to learn. Take a look at the easy to follow on-screen instructions provided by ABCya for this app.
Packed with colorful and interactive pages, Virtual Manipulatives is a fantastic app for teaching these often difficult concepts. The app moves with the student, showing equivalents to a solution in a way that is easy to see, and difficult to lose. This tool is extremely flexible and is a great replacement for traditional fraction bars, which can often be cumbersome and get lost.
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