Product Review of Math Interactive
Math Interactive is a reference app that includes definitions and formulas for a variety of math subjects, ranging from fractions to trigonometry and everything in between. The formulas are color-coded by topic: algebra, functions, analytical geometry, calculus, geometry, and applied mathematics. Within some of the formulas, learners can interact and manipulate components. For example, kids can move the line around a circle when studying about tangent to a circle. All formulas come with a description and an example, and the geometry-related formulas also include proofs. Only a limited number of formulas are available for free; however, the access to premium content is only $2.99.
Math Interactive can be used by both educators and learners for quick reference to definitions, formulas, and proofs. When educators would normally provide learners with a reference sheet, now learners can find the formula or equation they’re looking for in the app. This is especially helpful for learners who lose papers or have issues with executive functioning. Students can “favorite” particular formulas they need at any time for quicker access in class or at home.
The best part about Math Interactive is being able to manipulate parts of the formulas. It allows learners to see how changing the location of a line will impact the solution. It would be even more helpful if there were more opportunities to interact with the non-geometric formulas. While learners will have access to a large number of formulas at their fingertips, the free formulas — and the limited number of interactive ones — leave more to be desired.
Overall User Consensus About the App
Allows learners to manipulate parts of the examples in each section, but not every section can be used this way, and the manipulation is limited.
Curriculum and Instruction
With lots of math formulas and some light interaction, educators can perhaps replace their paper reference sheets. However, the organization of the topics could be overwhelming to some.
There’s an information icon that includes an intro guide and contact email. However, the guide only highlights the key parts of the app and doesn’t go into much detail.