Math Dictionary for Kids ($4.99) by Prufrock Press, Inc. makes elementary math homework easier for both parents and kids. If your mini mathematician is struggling to remember what any particular mathematical term or concept means, this handy reference tool has the answers just a few taps away.
Math Dictionary For Kids was a hit when it became available in book form, but is now available as a handy app for the iPad. Rather than flipping through pages, users can scroll and tap to find answers to their mathematical questions in just seconds.
The app is focused on assisting children learning math concepts from 4th - 9th grade. It does not delve into deep algebraic concepts, but covers topics and theories many parents will have some trouble remembering in detail as they tutor their kids through their homework.
It doesn't take a degree in physics to know how to navigate Math Dictionary. There's a scrolling index on the left hand side. Terms are listed in alphabetical order. Choose a term and see it explained and illustrated on the right.
There are some wonderfully handy features within the app that make it a worthy competitor to it's paperback cousin. Users can save specific terms and concepts to their favorites page for later study. Note taking options, multiple reference guides, and printing and email abilities add to the value of Math Dictionary for Kids.
The more than 400 terms and illustrations in this homework hero make it an invaluably comprehensive resource. As I explored the app, I would have appreciated a few more illustrations or visually stunning graphics (kids can use all the help they can get when it comes to getting excited about math), but regardless, it gets the job done.
Hands down, this will be my app of choice for refreshing my own memory as I help my own children navigate through later elementary and middle school math.