- About Frax
How Frax Engages Students
Fractions feel like fun
When students are engaged with math, learning no longer feels like “work” but rather a fun, interactive challenge where they experience success. Students who stay engaged with content are more likely to retain information and achieve mastery of foundational math skills, such as fractions, to be well-equipped to take on higher-level math concepts like algebra in the future.
How does Frax make math more engaging for students?
Frax is mission-based and story-driven to engage and motivate students as they learn fractions.
Frax uses the latest research and instructional methods to create a better way to learn fractions. Adaptive technology responds to individual student performance to provide the right amount of support and challenge on their fractions journey.
With Frax, learning feels like a game thanks to interactive challenges in an out-of-this-world galaxy setting. Each Frax mission features space-themed activities, fun characters, music, and enticing visuals that help students build a strong conceptual understanding of fractions.
Rewards and Customization
Along their Frax journey, students stay motivated with frequent rewards for effort and progress. After playing games and unlocking achievements, Frax users earn tokens they can spend in the store to customize their spaceship quarters. Students can gain additional practice and unlock more tokens in the game-packed Review Room.
How can Frax engage students online and offline?
With Frax, teachers and students can celebrate fractions milestones with digital and paper-based resources.
Student engagement ideas:
- Encourage students to complete three Frax missions a week.
- Use Frax offline resources to reinforce and assess learning. Captain's Checkpoints provide additional practice with skills from Frax missions. These collaborative activities allow students to talk about fractions, reflect on how their thinking is similar or different from others, and discover new strategies from their peers. Frax Quick Checks provide short questions to assess student learning from a Frax mission (perfect for task cards or an exit ticket).
- Show students how fractions relate to the real world.
- Create a Frax bulletin board.
- Reward student milestones in Frax using stickers, certificates, student Star Passports, self-monitoring sheets, or a classroom party. Find these resources and more in the Frax Educator Resource Hub.
Everybody's Talking About Frax
“Frax is by far the best program I have seen for fractions. Even the kids who experience math challenges seem to ‘get’ fractions. Now, when any fraction related math comes up in our lessons, they all seem to know the correct answer!”- Frax Teacher, Cloquet Independent School District 94, MN
"I use Frax in my classes. On our mid-year screener, my students outperformed the other 3rd grade classes that don’t use Frax. My two classes’ average point increase was double that of the other five classes."- Frax Teacher, Liberty Hill Independent School District, TX
"My kids absolutely love Frax! Their abilities vary, but ALL my students feel success with Frax. They have a much better grasp on fractions overall and it has really made a difference in what we are able to do in class."- Frax Teacher, Redwood Preparatory Charter School, CA
"My students are super sad that there are only 27 Frax missions. They are literally begging to do more fraction work! One student who usually struggles with math concepts completed all of the missions and is now getting A’s in math instead of C’s."- Frax Teacher, Greenville Co School District, SC
"My students LOVE Frax! They now regularly say things like ‘Well I know that 1/4 + 1/4 = 1/2...’ or ‘I know that 3/6 = 1/2...’, which were not things they were saying before working on Frax. The improvement in their fraction fluency has been noticeable."- Frax Teacher, Governor Wentworth Regional School District, NH