Any parent, teacher or professor will know that if you attempt to introduce most children to the world of mathematics then it is likely going to fall on deaf ears. Math is one of those subjects that you either love it or hate it, understand and grasp, or will struggle with and do just enough to get through your academic years. With that said, those people will know and understand that math is an important thing to known and grasp and will therefore use any tool at their disposal to teach it effectively.
The MathBoard iOS app that works with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is a fantastic little resource for teaching mathematics and covers topics and instruction for all age groups that want to get involved with numbers. The main elements of arithmetic are included in the app, with users expecting to jump into the world of addition, multiplication, division and subtraction, all from the handy little display on on their iOS device
The developers of the app have included the ability for the user to control the range of numbers that are worked with on the display, as well as the amount of questions that are asked during each quiz, meaning that the app is pretty much customizable for any need. So what other features can wannabe mathematicians expect to see within the app that costs a rather hefty $4.99? The app can easily generate entirely random quizzes that contain up to 250 questions, allowing the user to work through a unique problem set each time.
Additionally, MathBoard contains the ability for users to work with numbers ranging from -9999 all the way up to 9999, and with quick reference tables and the option to review questions that were answered incorrectly. The user-interface of the app is relatively attractive and well put together, but may bring shudders to some as it mimics the look and feel of a chalkboard found in most classrooms. Although the app costs $4.99, they do say that you can’t put a price on education and MathBoard should definitely prove to be a tool that can be invaluable to your child’s academic development.
(Source: MathBoard for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the App Store)