Now that WebAssign’s math tools are compatible on the iPad, we wanted to share with you some apps that our math instructors have found particularly useful in the classroom and for us by their students. Please let us know if there are any additional apps that have worked for you. We would also love to hear from our science teachers if there are any apps that are helpful for teaching physics, chemistry, or biology!
Quick Graph, by Colombiamug, Free
Quick Graph is a powerful, high quality, graphic calculator that takes full advantage of the multitouch display and the powerful graphic capabilities of the iPad and iPhone, both in 2D and 3D. A simple, yet intuitive interface makes it easy to enter and/or edit equations and visualize them in mathematical notation.
Graphing Calculator HD, by Appcylon LLC, $1.99
Another graphing app that turns your iPad into an intuitive high-resolution function plotter and scientific calculator. This one is the most downloaded graphing calculator for the iPhone/iPod and is now available for the iPad. The GUI has been completely rewritten to take advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen.
MathRef, by Happy Maau Studios, LLC, $0.99.
Math Ref is an excellent reference app for mathematics that includes over 1,400 helpful formulas, figures, tips and examples of the equations, and concepts. It also includes example problems and solutions that you may see in specific subject areas. The information is easily searchable and a great reference for teachers and students alike.
Algebra Solver, by Christopher Thibault and Brendan Lee, $0.99.
Algebra Solver is a must have application for your students. Unlike most math programs, this program is not just a flash card application. Algebra Solver helps solve math formulas and equations and after you solve them, you can email them to others using the built-in email button.
Calculus FTW, By MathFTW LLC, $2.99
Written by a college professor, Calculus FTW is an app that helps students learn calculus from a problem-based approach.
ShowMe, by Easel, Free
We shared this app previously, but it can be especially helpful for detailing math expressions and allowing students to write and speak explanations of their problems. This iPad app lets you easily create and share video lessons for students who may need to review concepts outside of class.