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iPad App Review: MathBoard

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App Name: MathBoard

Cost:  $4.99   

What does it promise?  MathBoard is appropriate for all ages from kindergarten (with simple addition and subtraction problems) to elementary school, where learning multiplication and division can be a challenge. You can control the range of numbers you want to work with, the amount of questions you want to answer and length of time allowed per quiz.

Does it deliver?  In a word, yes. As with all new technology, kids will likely be enthralled. Even if this were merely a calculator, students would be lining up to play with it because it’s on an iPad. The fact that it comes through on its promise makes it all the more useful.

The random problem generator is particularly handy for creating quizzes. Gone are the days of picking through or creating your own problems and pasting them into a quiz. MathBoard does all of this for up to 250 problems per quiz.

Can I use it in my classroom?  This is designed specifically for classroom use. Students can use it to work on new math techniques, and teachers can use it to generate homework and quizzes. It’s a perfect match.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
See additional EducationWorld reviews of iPad apps.
See other product reviews in our Tech in the Classroom archive.


Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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