MathBoard is a teacher's best aide.
MathBoard is an educational app from PalaSoftware which sells for $4.99. It is a useful application to teach math to children from ages 4 to 13 either at home or in the classroom. MathBoard has a feature that imitates the classroom environment with its chalkboard design. There are plenty of options to configure the app for the students’ needs. You can set it to addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, cubes and squares. Teachers can easily prepare a quiz, choose the problem style, and determine the number of problems, set a time limit on the quiz and even record the students’ test results and email them to parents directly from the application.
Key features of MathBoard
- Generation of random problems up to 250 questions for every quiz
- Subtraction, Addition, Division, Multiplication, Cubes, Squares and square Roots
- Number scales can be configured from -9999 to 9999 with the ability to compel some numbers to be in every problem
- Makes guessing tough because of the generation of intelligent “wrong” answers. The app also has the ability to exclude negative answers.
- Ability to save a quiz, making possible a replay of the same quiz or a quiz similar to it on a later date
- Ability to time a quiz and have the timing set as a countdown timer
- Wrong answers can be reviewed with the correct and incorrect answers and the solution or equation visible.
- Another quiz can be generated only from the wrong answers and given to a particular student
- Problem Solver for subtraction, addition, division and multiplication explains the needed steps to solve these kinds of problem
- Math tables (quick reference) for addition, multiplication and subtraction
- Supports HDMI/VGA/AirPlay Output
- Certified by LanSchoolEdApp
How MathBoard is used in the classroom
Like all technology, the iPad will interest the students but the MathBoard app will enthrall them. This app is specifically designed for classroom use. Teachers use it to generate quizzes and homework and students use it to work on new math problems and learn new solving techniques.
This app is very simple to use. Once a teacher is inside the settings they can view the problems either vertically or horizontally, alter the multiple choice to fill in the blank, save the quizzes, and extract the problems with the wrong answers.
The Problem solver is a fantastic feature that allows a teacher to walk an individual student through a step-by-step problem solving shown on a succession of screens. A teacher could also use it on SmartBoard to demonstrate the required steps needed in a “how-to” for the entire class.
Roslyn High School in Roslyn Height, New York is experimenting with using the iPad for classroom instruction and provided some teachers and students with the gadget. The school’s goal is to give all its 1,100 students an iPad each. Teachers here are using the iPad to help students learn math the easy way with the use of MathBoard.