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From Virtual Space:
Virtual Space has announced their new educational app, Fractions & Pirates for iOS and Android devices. Fractions & Pirates is a fun way for students to practice fractions skills. Virtual Space has created an educational venue for kids to analyze and apply knowledge of fractions in an engaging and fun way. Students are greeted with a pirate map with four locations: Simple Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Addition, and Comparing. Each level focuses on a different skill and has three different difficulty levels.
It's a fun and easy way to learn fractions while playing together with bright spark pirates. A player will serve pizza and cakes round the hungry pirates' crew, go with them on the swings and bring them through the abyss. With this app it is easy to learn to read, compare, and add fractions. Interesting games add to the attraction of the app.
Every game is played on a different island. On the first island the player learns to read fractions. In order to do so he/she offers the pirates some slices of pizza and try to guess what part of the pizza is left for other pirates to eat in the boat. If there is a mistake the pirates get in trouble.
On the second island, the pirates have to get across the bottomless abyss. In order to do it, they should balance the bridge using firecracker baskets. In this game the player assists the pirates in choosing a basket with an equivalent fraction.
On the third island the pirates come across an unexpected rival - one-eyed Captain. But our brave old sea dogs are not scared at all. With the player's help the pirates should get bigger watermelons than the Captain has.
On the fourth island, the pirates are tempted to treat themselves with a few pieces of a lovely cake. In this game, the player offer the pirate a piece of cake and guess what part of the whole cake his piece makes. If there is a mistake in calculation, the pirate's becomes sad and hungry, as the cake is eaten by a perky parrot.
Four games in one: simple fractions, equivalents, comparison, and addition.
Simple fractions with denominators from 2 to 12 are randomly generated.
Fun animations of the pirate and his friends.
Training mode at the start of every level.
Three different levels of difficulty in each game: Easy, Medium, and Hard.