With all these advancements in technology in the past years, learning or teaching mathematics can be even more accessible to the general public. There are a lot of Apps that help with different aspects of mathematics, from easy practice with basic operations to more complex branches like probability. In this post, I will share my favorite 4 Android Apps that are doing a great job at helping us understand more about mathematics.
Math Tricks Workout – Math master – Brain training – I decided to start with an app that tackles the basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The app will let you master math and learn many math tricks to improve your skills in a very easy and fun way. What I find very interesting is that the app is inspired from Vedic maths. Therefor, the app is full with great mental math tricks that will help you learn math in a visual way.
When using this app make sure you check the Help section because that is the place where you can find all the tricks nicely explained and illustrated. My favorite tricks I have learnt from that app are about squaring numbers (especially the ones that have the last digit 5). Also, the levels for each operation are very nicely scaled and you really feel like improving when you progress from one level to the other.
MalMath: Step by step solver – this is a great app to help you understand more higher level math, such as integrals, derivatives, logarithms or equations. Its name says everything, it is a math problem solver with step by step description and graph view . A great plus for this app is the fact that it works offline. There are 2 ways to use this app: to ask for the solution, or to generate questions and practice yourself. It really helps students to understand the solving process, you just need to be careful at each step. The explanations are very good and detailed.
Also I find the random generated section very good as well. There is not a big gap in level between the questions and that helps a lot at understanding how to solve a question. Another aspect, is their graph generator – extremely useful when you want to solve different types of equations. Generally, I would say that this app can be used by students, teachers and even parents. When using this app, take into consideration that it is based on solving questions and it doesn’t have any explanations for theorems or proofs.
Euclidea – this is a brilliantly original way to learn about, explore and have fun with Euclidean Constructions! Your task is to solve interesting challenges by building geometric constructions with a straightedge and compass. For me, this app is incredible!! I have always been fascinated by Euclid’s work. Euclid of Alexandria – a Greek mathematician – is considered the father of geometry and the founder of geometry.
He is the author of one of the most famous mathematics books ever written: Elements. In this book, he wrote down the principles of what is now called Euclidean geometry. This book is so important because it is the first book that collects a set of axioms and then uses them to write rigorous proofs. This app uses a lot of Euclid’s work in the Elements; it gives us a good flavor of how mathematicians were doing geometry at that time. It is a wonderful way to learn geometry and understand different theorems. Also, the fact that the app is made like a puzzle (with lots of rewards) it makes it very appealing for anyone: children or adults. If you design the most elegantly simple solutions in the least number of moves, you’ll earn the highest scores.
Probability Puzzles – a simple app offering 80+ probability puzzles in three different levels. This app goes from easy, low level probability questions to hard and challenging ones. It is a great and easy to use app that really helps anyone understand probability. Some questions tackle the hard section of probability and it is wonderful to see how intelligently thought these puzzles are. It also has a great hints/help section. I totally recommended this app to anyone passionate about probability or that is doing a course in probability and wants to practice more.
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