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News | 01/10/19

Helping tools for school

News | 01/10/19

Helping tools for school

Handy applications make school preparation easier. Helping tool for mastering mathematics is no longer just a calculator.

Do you and your children have trouble  with mathematical tasks? Does your college student need to take notes quickly? Try one of the useful cloud apps. In the Help for School article, Aliter Technologies specialists looked at cloud-based applications designed to help for example, with math, physics, school planning, or taking notes during lectures.

Socratic

Application that helps with homework in mathematics. The user takes a picture of the homework and the app finds possible answers. The functionality of the application will be used by all who have troubles with mathematics.

Advantages:

  • The application recognizes both printed and written text.
  • The task solution will be broken down into individual steps with a description of the solution procedure.
  • Other subjects are available on the website to explain the topics and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Disadvantages:

  • Primarily focused on mathematics and does not solve examples from subjects other than physics or chemistry.
  • Only in English.

Platform:

  • Web
  • Android
  • iOS

Price: Free

 

Khan academy

E-learning platform focused on school subjects, which includes curriculum from elementary school to college. The application in the form of games and earning points motivates the user to learn.

Advantages:

  • Innovative form of learning.
  • Learning in English may be interesting for the more demanding users.
  • There is always a supporting text for each test that explains the problem.

Disadvantages:

  • Not adapted to the Slovak environment.
  • The subjects or curriculum content may not be the same as the school education curriculum in Slovakia.

Platform:

  • Web
  • Android
  • iOS

Price: Free

 

Math 42

Scientific pocket calculator. Possibility to calculate complex equations directly in the phone. After entering the equation, the application will offer solutions with individual procedures. Graphical interpretation is also available.

Advantages:

  • Easy to operate.
  • It also includes graphs that are interactive.
  • In addition to the calculator, tests and teaching materials are also available.

Disadvantages:

  • Available in English only.
  • Possibly problematic if used in tests and examinations and in some schools probably also during the class .

Platform:

  • Android
  • iOS

Price: Free

 

School planner

A tool for students and parents to track the results and activities of their child. Also suitable for students who like an organized overview. In the app, you can enter information from schedule to grades for each subject.

Advantages:

  • Comprehensive organizer for pupils, students and parents to help organize school studies.
  • Keeps track of schedule, attendance and grades.

Disadvantages:

  • Only in English.
  • Since the application is complex, the initial setup may be longer.

Platform: Android

Price: Free

 

Photomath

Application to help with homework in mathematics. It can also serve as a scientific calculator.

Advantages:

  • The application recognizes both printed and written text.
  • The task solution will be divided into individual steps with description of the solution procedure.
  • Can serve as a scientific calculator with graphs of the solution.
  • The Slovak version is available.

Disadvantages:

  • A certain percentage of errors in text scanning should be considered.
  • May be misused in cheating at school.

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

 

 

 

CamScanner

Effectively scan documents to PDF. Easy creation of notes, which can be subsequently edited.

Advantages:

  • Easy to operate.
  • Possible to edit and customize the document.
  • Recognizes written text to search for terms.
  • Supports text recognition in Slovak.
  • Exports to PDF.

Disadvantages:

  • Available in English only.
  • Paid version contains useful features such as export to other formats or the ability to edit individual pages with your own notes.

Platform:

  • iOS
  • Android

Price: Free or Premium version with additional features for $ 4.99 per month or $ 49.99 per year.

 

Math games

It is an application that allows you to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, powers and roots in a fun and playful way.

Advantages:

  • Available for free.
  • Available in multiple languages.
  • Simple and fun.
  • Designed for children and adults.

Disadvantages:

  • A timer is running while solving excercises, which may be less convenient for someone.
  • Available in English.

Platform:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Web

Price: free

 

Geogebra classic

Useful application for explaining geometric phenomena. Suitable for 2nd grade primary school students.

Advantages:

  • High-quality and engaging geometry examples.
  • Also available in English.

Disadvantages:

  • Sometimes responds slightly slower.

Platform:

  • iOS
  • Web

Price: Available for free.

 

Math fight

An application where two pupils compete. In the game, it is necessary to calculate examples for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with the opponents clicking on the correct answer as quickly as possible (choosing from three options). The winner is the one who gets 10 points. An excellent way to practice mathematics.

Advantages:

  • Available free of charge.
  • It is also positively assessed by teachers themselves as a complement to the lesson.

Disadvantages:

  • Available in English only.

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: free

 

Mathematics Tests

The application contains tests and examples for the curriculum for pupils from the 2nd to 8th year and for secondary schools and grammar schools. In addition to testing, it is possible to create a curriculum. Test statistics are also available. The application also allows testing in other subjects.

Advantages:

  • Comprehensive whole mathematics curriculum for testing.
  • It is in Slovak.
  • In accordance with the valid curriculum in the Slovak Republic.

Disadvantages:

  • Paid version only.
  • Not available in another language.

Platform: Android

Price: Depending on the product, from 0,99 Eur to 14,95 Eur.