Monday, March 30, 2009

Math Web Apps for the iPod or iPhone

If you just got your iPod Touch or your iPhone, you are probably wondering what you can do with it. There are a lot of applications out there to download to your device. "Web applications — or web apps — combine the power of the Internet with the simplicity of Multi-Touch technology, all on a 3.5-inch screen. iPhone and iPod touch let you easily flick through" the web apps you decide to download.

If you are like me, you are constantly looking at web apps for the iPod or iPhone. If you are an educator, you are looking for applications for your iPod cart that you can use with your students in the classroom as well. Below are a list of applications that are appropriate for educational use that are designed for Math. I found them under the calculate category on the Apple web apps page.

My Marks
About My Marks
Track your grades, marks and credits in school and university. This application always shows your up to date average mark or the sum of your credits in your different subjects. As well you can set a goal for each subject and see where you are and what you need to improve. This is the student version of Grade Book

About Plotter
Plot graphs of functions. Enter one or more formulas (separated by semicolon) and the range you want to plot and choose from different B/W and color schemes. The formula and the chart can be emailed.

3D Plotter
About 3D Plotter
Plot graphs of 2-dimensional functions in 3D. Enter your formula and the range you want to plot.

Arithmetic Problems
About Arithmetic Problems
Allows you to train your mental calculation skills. This web application generates an endless supply of new arithmetic problems, based on random numbers. You can choose the difficulty level that suits you, and try to move up as you get better at it. In the tips section you can learn ways to calculate big numbers in your mind. Kids can use this application to work on their arithmetic skills for school. For others it can be a fun way to get or keep your mind in shape.

About FlashMath
Mathematical flash cards for training kids in math. FlashMath includes random addition, subtraction, division and multiplication problems.

Pythagorean Theorem
About Pythagorean Theorem
Input the value of any two sides of the right triangle and press the Calculate button to get the third side.

Visual Trigonometry Calculator
About Visual Trigonometry Calculator
Visually calculate triangle and circle angles, side lengths, areas etc. Enter known values to calculate all other dimensions and angles, re-drawing triangles and circles to see what you’re calculating.

EDGE - EmbeddeD Graphic Engine
About EDGE - EmbeddeD Graphic Engine
Can plot any graphs truthfully, be it explicit functions (y=f(x)), implicit functions f(x,y)=0 or inequalities (f(x,y)<0) faster than anything you’ve seen before. It will identify discontinuities or if the function isn’t defined. EDGE has been specifically designed to work on embedded, low-powered platform such as a graphical calculators.

Read our white paper about implicit plotting and the technical challenges faced:

Quad Calc
About Quad Calc
A simple quadratic equation solver for the iPhone. Simply, enter the values for a quadratic equation and instantly get the results.

About Sci-Calc
A basic scientific calculator for the iPhone. Sci-Calc includes functions for factorials, square roots, powers, logarithmic, and geometric equations. It even includes a memory stack.

About SimpleGraph
A freeform graphing program for the iPhone. Simply enter an equation to solve for Y and a simple graph is plotted. The equation editor is very powerful and include built in functions.

About Converter
A multifunctional unit converter capable of converting more than 90 measuring units in 13 different categories.

About Conspiracy
Conspiracy plots functions in two dimensions and three dimensions.

I will be posting more as I explore them by content area.

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