We all know how important math is, especially for young learners. But math can cause fear an anxiety, no matter the age.
Making Math More Approachable and Fun
In a recent survey by Duolingo, 30 percent of adult respondents would rather join a real-life Squid Game than take a three-hour college math test. And more than 20 percent of respondents would rather run two back-to-back marathons to answer a page of math word problems.
For students, math causes anxiety as well. A recent survey said 67 percent of U.S. teachers report math anxiety as a problem for their students.
But Duolingo wants to help make math more accessible—no matter your age. The new Duolingo Math app features options for both elementary math for younger learners and brain training for adults to strengthen mental math skills and other more advanced topics.
In the elementary course, students will tackle a number of concepts like multiplication, division, fractions, area/perimeter, place value, geometry, measurement, and decimals.
The adult Brain Training course tackles some of the similar concepts but with larger numbers and increased difficulty. The concepts are also geared toward use in everyday life, for example converting between ounces and pounds.
To help better understand the concepts, the exercises are engineered for the content presented. And instead of just viewing the content, the app allows users to actually do that math.
Another great feature is that you don’t need to worry about spending hours on the app. Each lesson is quick and perfect to try when you just have a few minutes to spare.
Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Duolingo Math is a free download on the App Store now.
And if you like the math-focused app, you can also download Duolingo ABC. Made for children 3-6, the app focuses on both reading and writing skills with a number of small games for kids.
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