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The Elements: A Visual Exploration app – free today only! December 20, 2013

Filed under: Apps,High School,Homeschooling Apps,Kids,Middle School,Upper Elementary — lifeatwarpspeed @ 1:08 pm
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The Elements: A Visual Exploration on the App Store on iTunes.

No time for a review of this one day only deal to get this award winning app. This Chemistry app has gone free today. (Normally $13.99) It is a visually stunning and great supplement to anyone studying chemistry. This is far better than a run of the mill periodic table poster and really bring chemistry to life. This app was named one of the year’s top apps by the Apple Stor

“Elements is based on the internationally best-selling hard cover edition of The Elements by Theodore Gray, Popular Science Magazine’s Gray Matter columnist. ”

Highly recommended for anyone studying chemistry.


Freebie deal ended at 12 EST.


ThUMP Ultimate Calculus and Algebra Training App – Free! May 9, 2013

Filed under: Apps,Fiction,High School,Homeschooling Apps,Kids,Middle School — lifeatwarpspeed @ 5:00 pm
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ThUMP Ultimate Calculus and Algebra Training for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.

Here’s a math app for older kids for you to check out. This app is designed for pre-calculus math skills and geared to high school students or accelerated middle schoolers. The app is a bit more fun than other math practice apps out there for this age and this subject and worth checking out since it comes with 6 topics in the free version: Number skills, Exponents, Radicals, Basic Algebra, Equations and Inequalities, and Intermediate Algebra. You can purchase additional subjects for $0.99 each: Advanced Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.

I like that unlike a lot of apps out there, when you get the answer wrong, you do get immediate feedback. However, this app helps you figure out where you went wrong so that you can try again at solving the problem. The app doesn’t give you the right answer which is great because the best way to learn is to make mistakes and learn to fix them.. The quizzes in each subject do increase in difficulty.

Recommended for high school students or advanced middle school students.



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