Friday, November 6, 2015

App Review: Mental Math

by M. J. Joachim


In the spirit of flashcards, Mental Math is a great way to improve one’s math skills, while keeping the brain mentally active and fit. It’s also an amazing teaching tool to help kids learn their math facts, advancing as they go along. The better they add, subtract, multiply and divide, the harder the equations become.

Mental Math’s interface is clear and easy to use. There’s a calculator to type in the answer. Users are provided with equations and have a time limit to mentally solve them, using the calculator to answer each problem, but not to add the numbers together. The keypad is only for the solution, not to assist in determining the solution.

As with anything, practice makes perfect. Or at the very least, it helps you get a whole lot better, improving your weaknesses and strengthening your strengths. These are important math skills to have, and this app makes it a whole lot more fun to get them.

Parents, teachers and kids will enjoy practicing basic math facts with this app. It’s fun and is a great tool to help anyone improve their math skills. Plus there’s an arcade and challenge mode, so users can test their abilities and improve their math skills in a couple of different ways.

That’s a wrap for me this fine Friday evening. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend,

M. J.

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