By Division of Labor SF
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
ModMath is an adaptive program that improves math skills. The app lets you type math problems right onto the touch screen of an iPad rather than write them out long-hand. You can then solve the problems using the touch pad and print or e-mail the assignments all without ever picking up a pencil.
Our son has both dyslexia and dysgraphia. So writing legibly is nearly impossible. And that makes learning basic math skills difficult. If a student can’t read his own writing, or if the number columns don’t line up, how is he supposed to master math concepts like regrouping, long division, or multiplication with multiple digits?
• Provide students with a virtual piece of graph paper, where they can set up math problems in a format that’s easily legible.
• Allow students to do basic math problem solving, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as fractions and equations, all without ever picking up a pencil.
• Print out the work pages to turn it at school, or e-mail them directly to the teacher.
We are well aware of the struggles of a child with a learning disability. Our goal in creating an assistive technology was to make things easier not just for our son, but for any child that struggles with a learning disability or a physical disability. And, yes, that’s why we’re giving it away.
I have searched for something like this for years for my son with dyspraxia and dysgraphia. It's graph paper that actually functions like graph paper, so you can type numbers into columns and line them up to do your computations. This would be just the ticket for basic computation in elementary school. The best thing about it is that it is NOT a calculator, so the work is all yours (but neater).
Unfortunately, my son is in high school now and needs to be able to write letters for variables and additional symbols like square roots and exponents, etc. Being able to use letters as well as numbers would greatly expand the applicability of this app. Letters would let you type in variables and certain functions like sin & cos.
I hope the creators of this wonderful app will continue to improve it with an expanded keypad of letters, exponents, and symbols for higher math. In the meantime, I'm happy to know that there will be many young children who won't have to struggle like my son did in elementary school.
Excellent visual organizer for math - shared with the school
I shared this with my child's teachers and School OT. I made sure to emphasize with the school that this is not a calculator but a visual organizer. My 9 year old was able to grasp how to use this immediately. Thanks for your efforts in creating this - it will help many families, regardless of the challenges that their students face. Bravo!
Great basic computation app
Great app for basic computation. This will help my students struggling with keeping things legible and lined up. Is it possible to make additional tools such as number lines or being able to draw graphs or tables for other math concepts? Or the capability of typing a written explanation or inclusion of labels such as measurements?