This app targets students' understanding of fractions. As students work their way back into space, they must sort fractions by tilting the iTouch (iPhone, iPad) so that the ball bounces in the proper spot.
The app provides practice in different representations of fractions. Students must drop the ball at the correct location on a number line in one level. Another level presents a visual representation of the fraction which students must also bounce at the correct location.
Still other levels ask students to sort fractions as less than, equal to, or more than the given fraction. These sorts may contain fractions, visual representations, percents, and decimals so that students become accustomed to equivalent representations of fractions.
This is a great app for fraction practice. Students are playing AND learning at the same time. Students only need to move the iTouch to make the ball bounce in the correct location. Correct responses generate a corresponding marking on the number line. Incorrect responses prompt an arrow indicating which way the user should bounce the ball the next try.
The app is available through iTunes for 99 cents. It's certainly worth the price to provide fraction practice in a game mode. Be sure to check out more about the game and the research behind this app at Motion Math.