To facilitate learning and make it fun, we must sometimes resort to electronics. In the world of the 21st century, it may seem like taking the easy way, when, actually, it is just more engaging. Here are some apps math teachers should consider downloading to their devices.
This app is not only suitable for teachers, but for students as well. It helps formulate over 5,000 math concepts that your students might be struggling with, offering interactive content and allowing you to challenge your students while tracking their progress. The lessons are delivered through text, videos, and flashcards. Furthermore, the students can track their own progress and understanding by taking various quizzes.
CK-12 covers several math subjects, including statistics, trigonometry, calculus, and algebra, to name a few. The best part is that the app is completely free, so it will not bite into your budget, nor that of your students.
If your students are struggling with what you consider very basic concepts, consider Socratic. What it does is simple: it allows you to take a photo of a math problem and then solves it step-by-step. However, it may not be the best idea to let your students use the app in class. If needed, they can use it to assist them with their homework assignments.
Memorizing formulas can be a pain. Many a teacher has faced a class of students looking like zombies every time you introduce a new concept and groaning when you ask them to repeat it. The app is free, though it contains ads until you buy the premium version.
The big selling point of this app is that it’s available on different platforms, so you can use it on your Android device, iPhone, iPad, or just online. If you have seen what flashcards can do, you will want this app.
Preschool kids: Number & Math
If you are struggling with toddlers that are already glued to the screen, here’s the app that will help them understand basic math concepts and do so in a fun and colorful way. Kids will be able to overcome simple addition and subtraction in a number of different exercises. Additionally, they will learn more about the numbers themselves.
What started as a YouTube series aimed at a single user, quickly became a massive learning platform. You can download the app, or use the Khan Academy website. Whichever you choose, Khan Academy offers students, teachers, and even parents useful tools to help people struggling with math concepts from counting to advanced trigonometry. The website goes a step further and offers test prep, as well as classes covering other subjects, like computing, art, and economics.