Quick Math | two math apps for students with advanced handwriting recognition
iPad and iPhone | apps for students grades 3 and above
Two inconspicuous maths apps are remarkable in spite of the simple presentation by another peculiarity. In Quick Math – Arithmetic & Times Tables and Quick Math+ the solution is not entered via boring iPad/iPhone keyboard, but with an excellent handwriting recognition.
Whether you use a finger or the capacitive pen, or otherwise known as a stylus pen for writing on the display, the app recognized all of our different entries problem-free.
Progress tangible and legible at any time
After every round, a diagram is shown to the pupils, as to how quickly they have solved the arithmetic problems in comparison to the one before.
Easy to extremely difficult
Quick Math comes with 4 game modes and multiple difficulty levels for each operation type. The easy mode in the blue Quick Math app is even suitable for younger primary school pupils. The difficult mode however, is more suitable and challenging for teenagers and adults.
Quick Maths | for starters
The app developers recommend this Quick Math app for students in grades 3 to 6. We do have a lot more interesting Math apps, which may be more suitable for younger children.
There are 5 different activities to the four basic arithmetic operations.
* Addition problems
* Subtraction problems
* Multiplication problems
* Division problems
* all basic arithmetic problems together
Quick Math+ | For older students & advanced students
The age recommendation by the app developers are: for students grades 5 to 8 and adults who want to improve their maths skills and response speed.
The following game modes are offered:
• Solve: Order of operations questions along with the inclusion of indices and negative numbers.
• Memorize: Twice the challenge as players remember hidden numbers from one question to the next.
• Compare: Develop important estimation skills as players race to determine greater than, less than or equal to.
• Swap: Provides a memory and order of operations challenge as one number or symbol changes with each question.
Quick Math – YouTube Video trailer
In our YouTube trailer, we got to test the handwriting recognition and quickly zapped through the various arithmetic operations of both apps.
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Quick Math | students app rating
We were especially excited about the advanced handwriting recognition of the apps and we have to say, they didn’t dissapoint us one bit. Tip: You can adjust a few options in the settings, e.g. whether you want to write with 7 or backslash.
The rather stylish and simple iOS 7 design is really nice, should however be a matter of taste. One things for sure, the exercises definitely improve the mental arithmetical skills, which will be proven by the diagrams and statistics. The apps are therefore not only useful to download for students.
(+) effective mental arithmetic exercise
(+) excellent handwriting recognition
simple iOS 7 flat-design
(-) unnecessary “share your progress on facebook” buttons
(-) all types of operations could have easily been placed in one app
Top best apss for kids rating: 5 stars
Download Quick Math
➔ Quick Math (blue) for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ Quick Math+ (pink) for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
Math app developer: Shiny Things Software Pty Ltd