February 18, 2016 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Washington, DC - Independent developer, Michael Kyle Buchanan today is pleased to announce the release of Top Times Tables 1.0, a new iPhone app designed to help kids master multiplication quickly and easily. The app, which generates problems for students to solve and tracks their progress over time, came to life after Buchanan's daughter struggled in her math class.
"She had trouble memorizing all the numbers. We tried paper tests and other strategies online, but none seemed to work, explained Buchanan. "I mocked up an app for my phone that she could use in the car, and we started to see improvements quickly. That's when I knew this could help other parents help their kids. The main goal in releasing the app is to use technology to help kids learn."
Top Times Tables provides students with a simple interface that generates multiplication problems for them, checks them, and tracks what problems a student gets correct and wrong. The app takes these into account when deciding what problem to produce next, ensuring that students build confidence while also learning what they need to know.
"My daughter's teacher told us, 'A strong grasp of times tables is necessary for success in math in upper grades.' I wanted to make sure my daughter, and now students all over the world, have the tools they need to develop that strong grasp." Buchanan says that there are big ideas for future versions of the app, including mnemonic devices to remember problems and handwriting recognition for entering numbers.
And the app's yellow color scheme? "That's from my daughter. She inspired the creation of this, so she got to pick the color that defines the app."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 3.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Top Times Tables 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Kyle Buchanan is an independent iPhone developer who makes apps that help people. He is based in several locations on the East Coast of the United States. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Kyle Buchanan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.