Mathtoons App is One of our Favs

Screenshot_2015-12-30-19-44-38Mathtoons by Thump Media offers engaging ways to fine tune your math skills in multple topic areas.

Need a refresher with basic math or pre-algebra?

Want to peek at higher level math concepts like advanced algebra with logs?

  • There are different games available for most learners in pre-algebra through calculus levels.
  • The built in humor, score tracking, graphics, sound effects and hints on rules to solve the problems makes it easy to visit the Mathtoons apps over and over again.

Are you using Mathtoons ?

Try one of the Mathtoons apps and let us know which features were most beneficial for you.

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Have You Tried the Wabbit Calculator App?

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We are using the wabbit calculator app on android phones and are amazed at how well it works. 

It’s a little distorted (stretched to fit the screen) but easy to use and our android phones haven’t crashed or experienced any viruses.

We’re exploring additional features and comparing features among the more basic scientific calculators.  A few students even mentioned how much they had underutilized their previous calculators.  Other students mentioned how much simpler it was for them to show each step (for longer problems) instead of “letting the calculator do the work”.

WARNING:   If you aren’t sure what or why you are performing a task, simply entering information into the calculator may cause a much bigger headache.

Once you know how a problem works, the calculator actually helps speed up the process.  We like calculators for validation. The immediate feedback that you did it right is rewarding.


 

**If you know about an alternative graphing iphone calculator app, please let us know in the comments below.**

  • What’s your favorite calculator feature?
  • Which feature are you looking forward to learning more about?
  • Let us know what you think about the WABBITEMU app.

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5 Reasons We Recommend SAT Question of the Day App

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  • Individual progress tracked.
  • Multiple choice questions for math, reading, writing and grammar.
  • Clear illustrations, hints and explanations for each problem.
  • Complete problems in your own time.
  • Engage with others on Twitter about the SAT Question of the Day and likely find additional tips about the topic and SAT prep.

Have you tried SAT QOTD app?

When is the best time to prep for college entrance exams?

Which SAT CollegeBoard prep tools are you using?


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Math in a Box of Donuts

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Decisions. Controversary. Lessons.

Data. Critical thinking. Donuts.

Ahhhh, donuts!

Ahhhhhhhh, math!

Colorful images, conversations, and consumption facts are calculated each time we see, say or taste a donut.

Here are 5 mathematical thoughts to ponder:

  • Peering into the donut case for just the right size and shape involves qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Deciding whether to eat just one or none at all
  • Comparing and contrasting features  (toppings and fillings) to tantalize your taste buds, or those of your family/colleagues
  • Verifying the price per donut and whether the price per unit listed is accurate (or actually a good deal with a Bakers Dozen= 13)
  • Deciding whether an algebraic equation or inequality best fits the scenario when given the challenge of budgeting for variety and constants such as delivery, deposits, or processing fees (Hint: Who buys or sells a partial donut?)

What kinds of math do you see in a box of donuts?

Take a snapshot of your box of donuts or find an image to share with us. Let’s do the math together.


POWER Org Math is a Detroit based 501c3 nonprofit,  founded in 2005 by LaToniya A. Jones, a PreK-College educator who strives to Help Kids Win with Math.

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5 Math Tutoring Prep Tips

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Focus, preparation, and practice leads to math mastery.

The learner’s role in pre-planning a tutoring session is just as important as the role of the person providing guidance.

5 tutoring prep tips to save time, money, and engage in a more productive session:

  • Be as specific as possible about the content you need help with (knowing when a fraction is really in its simplest form; a checklist for geometrical proofs)
  • Attempt the problems of concern before your tutoring session (try the first step; brainstorm what you know about that type of problem; read the directions for clarity about the format the answer show be listed in)
  • Bring or send problems worked ahead of your session, when possible (current assignment; past assessments; study guide )
  • Know which strategies and resources you have already used (calculator to simplify, but I’m not quite getting it when I don’t use the calculator)
  • Share your overall goal for the session (homework problem completion; review for quiz; improve study skills)

How do you prepare for your math tutoring session?

Take our Math Tutoring Prep Poll.

Check back for live (ongoing) results and more tips.

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We look forward to exchanging tutoring tips with you.

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