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- using and applying technology
ProsSimple design makes it easy for kids to type legible math problems that line up nicely.
ConsUsing the keypad can be a little tricky, especially for equations that involve regrouping and fractions.
Bottom LineAssistive tool is great for creating legible math equations.
Common Sense Reviewer
Typing equations is never particularly engaging, but kids will likely enjoy using this latest technology instead of pencil and paper.
The app was developed with learning in mind, and kids who struggle with writing legibly can focus more on solving equations.
This assistive math tool helps students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning difficulties.
If any of your students have dyslexia or dysgraphia, you might suggest they use ModMath on a regular basis. ModMath is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and would work well as part of an opening activity or drill. Write a math problem on the board and have kids use the app to type the problem and its solution.Read More Read Less
ModMath's design is refreshingly simple. A blank sheet of graph paper appears when kids first open the app. Tap in a cell and a keypad appears. Kids use the keypad to enter the numbers and symbols for their equations and hit the DONE button when they are finished. Icons across the top of the screen allow kids to add new worksheets, adjust the color settings, and access a detailed information screen. There is also an icon that kids can tap to manage their sessions. A session includes all of the worksheets created on a particular date. Kids can email and print entire sessions or selected worksheets.Read More Read Less
Kids won't learn new math skills with ModMath, but they can learn to use technology and can improve their current math skills and build fluency. The app works to ensure that all math problems are easy to read. Kids often have trouble properly lining up place value digits, particularly when regrouping is involved. For students with dyslexia and dysgraphia, practicing math problems can be particularly challenging. By using the virtual graph paper, kids can worry less about writing neatly and can focus more on solving equations.Read More Read Less