Minds On Physics - the App is the mobile version of the popular Minds On Physics Internet Modules found at the publisher's website. Affectionately known as MOPs, this physics learning tool delivers a collection of questions that target students' misconceptions and misunderstandings. Immediate feedback, opportunities for self-correction, and question-specific help abound. MOPs blends the need for careful reading, logical reasoning, and physics understanding in an effort to produce a confident and able physics student.
Part 3 of this six-part series includes 20 missions pertaining to topics associated with Conservation Laws. Two of the 15 modules in the Minds On Physics Program are included in this app. These include the Momentum and Collisions and the Work and Energy modules.
This version accommodates iOS 12 users while preventing users of iOS 11 and earlier from experiencing crashes when navigating from the Splash Screen to a chosen mission.
Ratings and Reviews
It's hindered by small buttons and small images
I'll find myself frequently aiming for the box that you put answers in, but hitting the submit button instead. Also, diagrams are so small you can't even understand what they're showing.
DEVELOPER, PLEASE READ!!!!
Even though it seems highly unlikely that the developer actually looks at their feedback, here is a list of easy fixes that would vastly improve user experience, and, who knows? Maybe actually make more people like physics and finish their homework on time. Points increase in difficulty to achieve on list.
1) buttons are too small
2) the submit button is right next to the delete button, and see above
3) frame is designed for iPhone 4, which stopped receiving updates in 2017
4) difficult to deselect options
5) numerical free-response questions do not use numpads, they use standard keypads whose defaults are letters
6) graphics are ill-thought out, created without thought to frame they will exist in, often without any pertinent information
7) when attempting to space out the buttons for ease of use, also spaces out the question, which sometimes hides answer choices from view, and the GUI does not scroll.
8) TOO MANY POPUPS! It is not helpful to to hear “Free Wisdom” every five seconds about things that aren’t in the app, especially if your teacher provides no such form of worksheet or notes. Cut. It. Out. Just have one pop up sequence if you get something wrong, and maybe a short animated slide change if you get it right. No need to get a response just to move on. Really.
9) THIS APP COULD'VE BEEN COMBINED WITH THE OTHER 5 AND SOLD AS ONE!!! To have just two objectives is ludicrous.
10) THE APP STILL CRASHES. Even with the new update, the app still crashes sporadically.
10) CHECK THE PROBLEMS!!! Many times the “correct” answers to problems are not actually the right ones, or the questions are so poorly worded students fail due to inability to understand what is being asked, instead of applying knowledge.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.