In what will the be first app in a series of educational apps, Understanding Math-Times Tables is designed to help children practise their multiplication and division skills within a fun, interactive setting. Munich-based appp media began developing apps in 2011 during a time when educational apps for kids were scarce. Their apps are designed by primary school teacher Kristin Heitmann and programmed by Jan Massberg, both parents themselves who wanted greater availability of family friendly apps.
Understanding Math-Times Tables, which is based on J.Bruner’s “Three Modes of Representation” learning theory, takes full advantage of the touch screen feature via a range of features. The Hundred Board allows users to solve problems by pulling the sheet with their fingers, and teaches the commutative property of multiplication (4×8 is equivalent to 8×4). Multiplication and division put a different spin on problem solving, requiring users to tap the screen three times with four fingers (3×4), or dragging objects into boxes in the case of division questions.
There are also training and duel options available, the latter allowing two players to compete against one another while choosing an appropriate difficulty level.
Cure your cravings for arithmetic today by downloading Unerstanding Math-Times Tables from the App Store for just $3.99 USD. You can keep up to date with appp media’s latest projects by following them on Twitter, liking them on Facebook, and browsing through the other educational apps offered via their website. What do you think about Understanding Math-Times Tables? Are you impressed by the hands-on approach to learning mathematics? Let us know in the comments section below.