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| April 15, 2011
A Chance To Win An Algebra Explained Chapter 1 (Universal) Promo Code With A Retweet Or Comment
AppAdvice has teamed up with iLearnFastSoftware.com in order to offer you a chance to win one of five (5) promo codes for Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch ($3.99). Whether you could use a refresher or math "just isn't your thing," Algebra Explained is a fun, humorous, and well equipped interactive learning tool for nearly any high school or college student. Chapter 1: Order of Operations helps students understand, practice, and even share the necessary basics of algebraic equations. Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations contains 13 lessons that focus on the essential concepts of exponents, the order of operations, fractions, evaluating algebraic expressions, and Euler's Number "e". Each lesson is broken down into a two to five minute instructional and demonstration video, a set of study cards, practice problems, and a section to review your practice problem performance. The videos are hosted by the upbeat, energetic, and sometimes goofy Jamie. To practice each lesson, there are 10 questions to complete with multiple choice answers. The first five questions are meant to be fairly easy, whereas the second set of five is intended to be a bit trickier and really test your grasp of the material. Choosing to complete the second set of five questions will provide the chance to get a "cap." What's a cap, you ask? Earning a cap for a lessons means that you've answered the questions to a degree that would indicate you understand the concept. Earning all of your caps will grant you a virtual diploma in the very end -- Sorry, but it can't be used as a legitimate reference. Beyond the positive and casual teaching approach, the lessons use -- yes, a bit cheesy -- real world analogies to help make a connection to the content. Further uniqueness to the Algebra Explained apps is the deeper interaction. Create new study cards, plus share custom and the built-in cards via email. However, that's not what I found to be the most nifty feature. While many of the problems can be calculated solely in your mind, sometimes it's necessary to jot down some notes. If that's something you require during a question, tap on the handwriting icon in the top-right. Along the bottom of this virtual scratch paper interface are paint brush color options, and along the top are controls to return to the question, email the contents of the scratch paper -- including the equation, activate the calculator -- although it isn't recommended unless absolutely necessary, show the help content, change the virtual scratch paper type, undo the previous action, and clear the board. Basically, the idea is to the make the learning experience more enjoyable instead of dreaded and nearly putting you to sleep in the first 30 seconds. Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations isn't intended to replace your instructors, but rather supplement your in-class learning experience. Here's your chance to find out just how useful this tool can be, and for absolutely free. If you'd like to get a sneak peek of the experience, go download Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations LITE for free in the App Store now. The "lite" version includes one lesson, one study card stack, and one set of practice problems. [caption id="attachment_162756" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Menu of options available for each lesson"][/caption] To have a chance at winning one of two Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations promo codes, simply hit that blue tweet button near the bottom of this page or retweet this post from your favorite Twitter app before 11:59 PM PDT tonight (April 15th). We will then search the Twitterverse for all of the retweets and randomly choose our lucky winners. The winners will be notified via Twitter, so please be sure to follow us so we can send you your promo code via a direct message. Non-Twitter users and those of you who want to increase your odds of winning can simply leave a relevant comment below before 11:59 PM PDT tonight to have a chance at winning one of the other three Algebra Explained c. 1 Order of Operations promo codes. Feel free to participate in the giveaway via either or both methods. Only one entry per person per method is allowed, totaling up to two entries per person if using both. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]