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# 4 Dice a Fractions Game app review: an excellent app to help your student practice math skills

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## Introduction

4 Dice a Fractions Game is an iPhone and iPad multi-player math game that you can use on up to five devices to play competitively or cooperatively with your classmates or parents.

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4 Dice a Fractions Game is a dice game that will help you to develop your skills. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide through a series of game mode options. Practice your analytical thinking by solving for the equation when you’re given the answer as a fraction, then bowl down the answer to find out if you’re right.

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I am not strong at solving for the missing equation. I tried several of the dice rolls for addition, and I still couldn’t get it. That being said, it’s a great practice tool to get your students practicing. If I had paper and pencil to jot down, I’m sure I could have worked it out as I could have kept trying the dice in different places to get the right answer. I just didn’t have the materials handy. When tutoring, I always make sure to have the paper and pencil, eraser, and some manipulatives handy to help my students figure out how to do the questions.

## Shake or Flick

4 Dice a Fractions Game allows you to either shake your phone or flick them to roll. Additionally, there is a shake button to get you on to the question creation stage. I clicked on addition to hopefully pick the easiest option, but it was tricky as stated above. Once you shake the dice, move the four dice into the fraction forms to match the answer on the bowling pins. When you think you’ve got it, roll the ball. If you get it right then you’ll get a strike. If not, then you get a sentence saying that your answer does not equal the answer on the bowling pins. It shows the equation you created, and then solves for the correct equation so you can see where you went wrong.

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I am impressed with how well this app was designed and the thought that went into it. There is a jot section, and you can see your dice there, it just took me a bit of time to figure out how to navigate the options. There’s a clear, pen, and another pen that I don’t know what it’s for. When you’re ready to go back to the main screen, hit the x to complete your equation.

## Pros & Cons

Pros

• Free
• Great app to teach fractions and how to manipulate numbers
• Lots of options including jot screen, but I’d still suggest having pencil and paper ready

Cons

• Jot screen is hard to use, but at least there is one

## Final Thoughts

4 Dice a Fractions Game is an iPhone and iPad app that helps to teach fractions using dice. Dice are a great manipulative for practicing math, and I have been using them in my tutoring business for a long time. My students really like to use dice, and I’m happy to have found this great app that uses dice too.