EduApps: Quick Maths+, Quick Fractions & Quick Clocks for iPad

There are a plethora of mathematical apps available, all with their own quirky characteristics, styles and formats. However, the ‘Quick’ series place simplicity and challenge at the heart of their apps, using the touch-screen of the iPad to read the answers submitted by writing on display with your finger!

The suite of apps available, using this format are:


QuickMaths

Quick Maths – £1.49*

Quick Maths allows students to practice and develop general arithmetic at their own level, while providing increasing levels of difficulty as children master arithmetic skills. Individualised user profiles allow devices to be shared among multiple students whilst allowing students to track their own personal progress. With answers written directly on screen using fingers or a stylus! The app is aimed at: – USA – Grades 1 to 5; Canada – Grades 1 to 6; England & Wales – Years 2 to 5 (Late Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2); Australia – Years 2 to 6 (Late Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 & 3 of new syllabus).

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Quick Maths+ £1.49*

Icon (120x120)Quick Maths+ takes the maths challenge to the next level and brings some fun, new surprises along the way. Quick Maths+ comes with four game modes:

  • Solve: Order of operations questions along with the inclusion of indices and negative numbers.
  • Memorise: Twice the challenge as players remember hidden numbers from one question to the next.
  • Compare: Develop important estimation skills as players race to determine greater than, less than or equal to.
  • Swap: Provides a memory and order of operations challenge as one number or symbol changes with each question.

Individualised user profiles allow devices to be shared among multiple students whilst allowing students to track their own personal progress. Quick Maths+ provides a challenge for students who have already mastered general mental arithmetic skills, introducing order of operations questions and parentheses, negative numbers and indices. Suitable for Year 5+, including secondary.

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Quick Fractions £1.49*

Icon (120x120)Using a similar format, Quick Fractions focuses on developing fraction skills and understanding, with four game modes:

  • Equivalence: create equivalence with fractions, decimal and percentages.
  • Compare: use estimation and fraction knowledge to compare fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Addition and subtraction: use mental arithmetic to add and subtract using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals.
  • Multiplication and division: use mental arithmetic to multiply and divide using proper and improper fractions and mixed numerals.

Students work with fractions, decimals and percentages at their own pace in multiple games and difficulty levels.  User profiles allow use by multiple students on the same device, with pupils able to improve their times by simplifying fractions more efficiently (in certain difficulty levels and games). Comparisons encourage estimation and understanding of fractions, and how they relate to decimals and percentages, and this game is suitable for pupils aged 8+.

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Quick Clocks £1.49*

Icon (120x120)Quick Clocks is aimed for pupils aged 6 – 12, providing increasing challenges as children grow and progress. The app helps with time-telling and arithmetic skills, featuring:

  • Use Analogue Clocks to set and tell the time,
  • Use Digital Clocks to tell the time,
  • Read and set clocks in 12-hour and 24-hour time,
  • Use whole, half and quarter hours,
  • Compare and convert digital and analogue time and 12-hour and 24-hour time,
  • Practice mental addition by finding the difference between two clocks,
  • Build an understanding of times of day.

Teaching children to read the time can be one of the difficult elements of mathematics, but this app makes it accessible for pupils as they develop their skills. Individualised user profiles allow devices to be shared among multiple students whilst allowing students to track their personal progress.

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*All Prices Correct at time of Publication

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