Common Sense Review
Updated May 2014


Blank virtual grid sheets help kids type legible math problems
Common Sense Rating 3
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  • An instruction screen explains how to use all of the features.
  • Kids can adjust color settings to customize their worksheets.
  • Kids can manage their sessions, which include all of their worksheets created on a given date.
  • Kids can email individual worksheets or entire sessions.
  • Numbers align nicely to create easily legible math problems.
Simple design makes it easy for kids to type legible math problems that line up nicely.
Using the keypad can be a little tricky, especially for equations that involve regrouping and fractions.
Bottom Line
Assistive tool is great for creating legible math equations.
Debbie Gorrell
Common Sense Reviewer
Common Sense Rating 3
Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return? 3

Typing equations is never particularly engaging, but kids will likely enjoy using this latest technology instead of pencil and paper.

Pedagogy Is learning content seamlessly baked-in, and do kids build conceptual understanding? Is the product adaptable and empowering? Will skills transfer? 3

The app was developed with learning in mind, and kids who struggle with writing legibly can focus more on solving equations.

Support Does the product take into account learners of varying abilities, skill levels, and learning styles? Does it address both struggling and advanced students? 3

This assistive math tool helps students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning difficulties.

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How Can Teachers Use It?

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.   

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What's It Like?

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.

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Is It Good For Learning?

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.

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