A. Instruction - 6
B. Design - 7.5
C. Engagement - 7.7
Math Workout: A Best App for Math Practice
Summary : How Fast is Your Mental Math?
Math Workout drills users’ knowledge of math skills. When launched, Math Workout lets users select the types of problems they wish to solve and change the settings. The types of problems include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and the settings allow users to control the difficulty level (easy, medium, or hard) and the number of questions (10, 20, or 50). Once selected, users are presented with a set of problems that they are to solve as quickly and accurately as possible. After completing the set, Math Workout shows users their wrong attempts, time penalty, and time. Plus, users can view their high scores and analyze their performance. There are additional math drills included in this app that include the I’m Feeling Clever!, The Brain Cruncher, Times Table Master, Math Blaster Challenge, and Online World Challenge.
- As part of their daily warm-up, students can complete an exercise each day to begin class. Students can then track their progress to monitor their improvement with a certain type of problem included in this app. (To do so, students will need to tap the “High Scores” option that is available after they complete a problem set and then the “Show Progress Chart” option.)
- After students become familiar with the types of problems listed in this app, they can create their own set of problems complete with answer key. Next, students can swap problem sets with their classmates, who are to complete them. Finally, the students who created the problem set can grade their classmate’s work.
- For an extra-credit assignment, teachers can have students complete the World Challenge. Then, if students win or are within a certain amount of time (e.g., 1 second or less) of the world leaders, students can be awarded a prize or incentive, such as extra credit.
- During free time in class, teachers can allow students time to play the Math Blaster Challenge in the app.