After you’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of online math tutor sessions under your belt, you may sense a bit of monotony creeping into your routine, especially if you only tutor a select few subjects. This is normal for teachers and math tutors alike; once you establish a pattern that’s generally successful for you and your clients, you tend to stick to it. However, if you’re looking for quick and easy ways to revamp your online tutoring sessions, check out these five neat math apps that are fun and easy for all involved.
Named after the Japanese word for “memorization”, Anki allows users to create custom flashcards in over 35 different languages. The app then helps you track your progress to determine which cards you struggle to remember. The app is available for download on iOS and Android devices, as well as through your web server. This would be especially useful if your are trying to memorize the quadratic equation formula.
Knowvio offers users thousands of interactive study questions in the following subjects: physics, calculus, chemistry, biology, microbiology, economics, and statistics. If you answer a question incorrectly, the app offers you a step-by-step explanation of how the correct answer was obtained, which reinforces difficult concepts. Knowvio apps are available for download on Google Play and iOS devices.
CK-12 offers help with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, biology, and physics. Online math tutors and students alike can watch tutorials on specific concepts within a subject, and take quizzes when they’re ready to test their knowledge. The app gives users a handy sketchpad to work out equations directly on their devices and tracks users’ progress over time. Best of all, it’s completely free to download on iOS, Android, and the web.
DragonBox Algebra 5+
For younger students who are reluctant to complete extra practice when they need it, DragonBox Algebra 5+ offers two levels for students under 12 and 12-17. It’s essentially a game that “secretly” teaches algebra through puzzles that don’t seem like work. The app’s website offers additional materials like worksheets and notes to accompany the games. It’s available to download on iOS and Android devices and is especially powerful when used with an online math tutor.
Another game based app for reluctant learners, GeometrIQ allows students to advance to higher levels of the game by solving geometry problems of varying difficulties. There are three packages of the app that offer 99 different games altogether. The first package is free to download on iOS and Android devices, while the next two are a reasonable $1.99 each.