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31Mar2015

Cool Apps to Improve your Students Math Skills

Solving problems and memorizing tables will not make kids better at mathematics, says an education expert. Among the subjects destined to learn, mathematics is one subject that students often find difficult to study. May be the difficulty is due to passive learning process.

Students learn math best only when they approach the subject as something they enjoy. Some students might take longer time in memorizing but they still possess extra ordinary potential in the subject. Trying out something new can transform the classroom. Traditional method of teaching has lost its charm. Technology is taking over the space.

Check out some of the cool apps that can make mathematics fun to learn:

  • Swim with Numbers

Swim with Numbers is one such app that uses the beautiful colour of ocean as its theme. Learning numbers is made fun by the app. This app consists of four sections. Children can get familiar with oceanic creatures along with numbers. The app is also enabled with a tracing activity which provides practice for children to begin writing the numbers in English. Swim with Numbers is a simple yet helpful app for attracting children.

  • Kids Numbers and Math Free

As the name suggests Kids Numbers and Math is a FREE app for kids. Basic mathematical operations and numbers are taught with fun by the app. Numbers are spoken loud in kid friendly manner, making them easy to understand. Depending on your kid’s progress, set the number ranges and the rest is assured by the app. Kids will have immense fun with this app.

Kids will learn to:

  1. Name numbers
  2. Count
  3. Compare numbers
  4. Add
  5. Subtract
  6. Match numbers
  • Math Workout

There is no doubt that Math workouts make the mind sharp and alert.  This app ensures that the brain is given a daily dose of mental exercise. To enhance mental arithmetic skill, Math workout gives math drills. The exercises help in improving maths skill. Math Workout allows tracking the progress with charts of past performances. Daily dose of the app helps in the healthy improvement of the mind.

  • Brain Exerciser

Brain Exerciser is designed for the purpose of giving brain some exercise for its healthy development. The app consists of 3 games that you can play to refresh your mathematical skills.

The Add like Mad is a game that consists of squares where numbers should be added so that they become equal to the value at the top before the time runs out.

The Number Breaker is game where the user needs to destroy all the digits, and the Balloon Solver where you need solve for the right answer to pop the balloon before the time runs out.

Brain Exerciser is available for free to download

  • Mental Math Free

Solving mathematical equation with pen and paper is easy but doing it mentally and paper-free is harder. Mental Math Free helps to strengthen the imaginative power of your child’s mind. This app also provides useful tips for solving difficult mathematical problems.  Times table training in the app helps to sharpen multiplication skills. Improve mental math with “hide question” and train to remember numbers in mind.

  • Falling Math

Falling Math is a simple game that helps to enhance the mathematical skills effectively. Before dropping off the screen, the correct answer should be chosen from the right side. Being super fast in calculation is important in the game. If the answer is right, choices will fall faster for the next problem. Time managing skill is developed with the app. Challenge the capability of the brain with Falling Math. The app is free to download.

Students find it fascinating to assess information using technology they are comfortable with. Around 83% of Internet usage is expected to be through mobiles. Hence it is clear that mobile app is a technology students use on a larger scale. Fun, education and technology is a mix that works wonders.

Why apps?

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”- Arthur C. Clarke

Application has revolutionised the method of teaching and learning. There are now possibilities round the corners. The ability to learn anything anywhere and anytime can make learning easy as well as simple. Apps make it possible for the children to learn Maths with fun.

Advantages of apps in education

  1. Maintains privacy and security
  2. Foster Collaboration
  3. Saves Cost
  4. Encourages High Adoption
  5. Boosting Student Motivation and Performance
  6. Go Green – Environment Friendly

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