Developed by Jason Jardim, Math Flash Cards is a great app for parents teaching their children Math. The app is a pack of flash cards each with different calculations on them that can be used anywhere.
When you first launch the app you need to start out at the settings section, this is where you decide what type of questions you are going to do. First you choose either addition, subtraction, a mix of both or multiplication. Next decide if you want multiple choice questions or to do it the harder way and have no hint at all. If you like, you can set a time limit to complete the questions and it is also at this point that you toggle the button to say whether you want to keep trying if you get the answer incorrect. Then finally choose how many cards you want to do from ten to one hundred.
After I had changed all my settings I then went to the Student section. You can list as many students as you like and it keeps a personal record of each as you do your sums. You create your name and save. Then you are ready to go!
If you are doing the calculations with multiple choice answers, when you start each card has a calculation and at the bottom will be a possibility of four different answers. When you are sure of the answer you tap the correct option, if it’s correct it shows a green tick and if it’s incorrect it shows a red cross and makes a cute ‘oh oh’ sound. If you choose not to do the multiple choice you just type in your answer. You then go on to complete the number of cards you initially choose. When you have finished it tells you how many questions you completed, how many were correct and how many you got wrong. It also tells you the time it took to complete them all.
Each time you complete a set of cards it records it all on your own personal report card so that you can look back and see what previous scores you had. Many young children learning the basics of Maths are taught by working it out on a piece of paper if they get stuck. This app lets you do just that! You can use your finger as a pen and just let your child draw on the screen so they can work the sum out. To delete it all off you just tap your screen again. An excellent unique feature and one that I feel would be used quite often.
The graphics are good, it is all very clear and easy to read. The app has just a few sound effects when you have answered the questions. Which I think was a good choice, too much noise playing would have been distracting. Math Flash Cards Professional is an excellent app to help improve your childs skills and it also makes sure they have fun at the same time.
- Fun way to teach your child
- Great User Interface
- You are able to work the sum out on the screen
The Not So Good
- There really was nothing about this app that I felt needed to be changed or improved in any way.
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Released: Mar 25, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 3.1 MB
Seller: Jason Jardim
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later.