Get free math lessons & games with iOS apps

By Posted 22 Aug 2011, 16:25

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures they also resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs. Math has been around since early man and even though the basic procedure of counting has been around for centuries. Both the Chinese and the Arabs were doing math many centuries ago. The Arabs pulled ahead in terms of skill because of their superior form of notation — the 10-digit decimal system that is in use today in most of the world.

The Chinese system, which used an abacus, was similarly sophisticated and the introduction of the concept of “zero” as a number, the Arabs are definitely the geniuses behind math, as we know it today. There is a conception that the Greeks used math to unite a culture and a language from Italy to North Africa. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry. We thought it would be a good idea to show you a few free apps on math that can help children and adults with their math.

QuizMath Free Math Flashcards by VoyageApps is a fast and fun way to learn basic math skills. Change between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, you can then compare answers for each. Available through the iTunes App Store this easy to use application is ideal all ages.

Fun With Math Flash Cards FREE by Joshua Frasier is available at the App Store. This app uses a flash card program for learning and practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Users of any age will find this app is simple to use and has no distractions so the user can stay focused. Adjust the difficulty level as you progress and become less reliant on your calculator.

Hot Potato Algebra & More: Free Math Learning Game by Clinton H Weir allows the user to practice Algebra. This app available at the App Store is ideal for students currently learning, or for adults who want to brush up, or just to enjoy a quick game. Users will find this app addictive with modes that allow the user to play with up to 5 friends. Play like a game of hot potato and answer Algebra questions as quickly as possible. As you play, there is an invisible timer counting down and as soon as it runs out, the current player is eliminated. The app contains two other modes: Test mode and vs. mode.

FlashToPass Free Math Flash Cards by Scybot Technologies, L.L.C. is an easy to use program designed to facilitate mastering the basic math facts learned in Elementary School. With adding, subtracting, multiplication and division there are 6 levels of difficulty per mathematical operational. This app is available for download at the App Store and has captivating sound effects and animations to keep younger users occupied.

Using these applications can help you brush up your skills or help younger children progress with their school math. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch these apps can assist progression making learning fun. You could be an adult that failed their school exams so many times they can’t even count. With the use of helpful applications math is made easier.

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