The SMART-Fractions Research project

The objective of the SMART-Fractions project is to carry out a study on the educational impact of a board game and its digital extensions for teaching fractions in primary school.

The project is conducted by researchers of LIUM, the computer science research Lab of Le Mans Univertity (France), in collaboration with the Plaisir Maths association. It is built on the latter’s experience in designing l’Atelier des Potions, a board game on fractions, currently used by more than 2000 families and Schools all over France.

This game will be enhanced with several digital extensions applications, including Augmented Reality technology to facilitate learning fractions. These apps are designed, developed and tested in classes thanks to a multidisciplinary team.

The Atelier des Potions game

L’Atelier des Potions (i.e. Potion Workshop) is an innovative game, based on manipulation, that supports a fun yet concrete way of teaching and learning fractions.

It was designed in a collaborative way by researchers and teachers, in order to be practical to use in class, in small groups or with all the students.

Learn more about l’Atelier des Potions :

Digital extensions

For the time being, the SMART-Fraction project has produced 2 mobile applications :

Quizz App

The Magic Cauldron