## Brush Up Those Math Skills with Your iPhone

written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/23/2011

Review theorems and go through practice problems with the following iPhone math apps. Brush up on triangles with an iPhone geometry app and solve derivatives with an iPhone calculus app. There are various options for students of math so your iPhone can be a big study aid.

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### Basic Math

Basic Math is an app designed for elementary school students. It contains a series of problems and exercises for the basic math operations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There is a multiplication table to practice multiplication. Some of the questions are multiple choice, while others require the student to input the answer on a numerical keypad. Progress on each exercise is presented in a report card format. Basic Math is a free app available for download at the iTunes App Store.

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### Algebra: High School & College Math Practice Problems

The Algebra: High School & College Math Practice Problems app is designed for high school students. It covers several topics including algebraic substitution, algebraic simplification, exponents, linear equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. The questions are multiple choice and the answers are given with a detailed explanation. The app tracks your progress and informs you of which areas need improvement. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for \$9.99.

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### Geometry Pro

Geometry Pro is an iPhone geometry app that contains lessons and practice problems on various geometry topics. The app covers several triangle topics such as sides & angles, similar triangles, congruent triangles, 30-60-90 & 45-45-90 triangles, and triangle centers. Points, lines, circles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons are also included in this app. Other topics covered include logic statements, proofs, perimeters, area, and volume. The Geometry Pro app is available at the iTunes App Store for \$0.99.

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### Calculus AB Review

The Calculus AB Review app is designed for high school students preparing to take the calculus AB exam. This iPhone calculus app contains a review of several topics including limits, asymptotes, continuity, functions, and graphs. Derivatives and definite integrals are also covered. The app contains exercises which illustrate different differentiation and integration techniques. Real world applications of derivatives are also provided. Each section has a test which is designed to assess your knowledge of the subject. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for \$3.99.

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### Mathematics - Oxford Dictionary

Another useful iPhone math app is the Mathematics - Oxford Dictionary. It is a reference guide to the language of math. Over 3,000 terms are contained in this app. The terms are listed alphabetically, and there is a search function as well. A detailed definition of each term is accompanied by an example. It utilizes graphs and diagrams to illustrate the meaning of complex math ideas. The app features several tables filled with formulas and symbols. It also contains information about famous mathematicians. This app is available at the iTunes App Store for \$14.99.

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