François, lead game designer at UluLab talks about **Slice Fractions.** This iPad, iPhone and Android app received positive reviews on iTunes store.

François explains why he got interested in Education. He also discusses how Slice Fractions applied benefitted from educational research.

Slice Fraction targets 3rd grade Mathematics objective. Slice Fractions is a real problem solving game that triggers deep thinking on fundamental math concepts. Slice Fractions cost $2.99.

## What brought you into education?

When realized that games have a lot of potential while working as game designer

*Slice Fractions*

*Slice Fractions*

## Features:

- Learn fraction concepts without words
- Guide an adorable mammoth
- Collect funky hats
- Solve innovative physics puzzles

## **Benefits:**

- Part-whole partitioning
- Numerator / Denominator notation
- Fraction equivalence
- Fraction ordering
- Fraction subtraction
- Common Core State Standards (listed underneath)

**Common Core State Standards that Slice Fractions target**

Slice Fractions’ design philosophy is based on the Common Core State Standards and covers the following concepts.

**CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.2** Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

**CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.3** Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares […]. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

**CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1** Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

**CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3** Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

**CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.1** Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

**CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.A.2 **Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.[…] Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

**CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3** Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

## **Quote:**

take the game more as a tool.. just experiment and see what comes out of it

## **Favorite resources:**

## If you had a magic wand what would you change about education?

Create a distribution channel to provide access to educational games

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