Tag Archive: Math


How to use math to wrap perfect presents

Wrapping Christmas presents takes talent. A talent I do not have. Most of my wrappings look more like a crumpled mess of paper instead of perfect parcels fit for a king. Turns out I’ve been doing it all wrong by not including a very necessary ingredient in my wrapping repertoire: math. Mathematician Katie Steckles published […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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iPad math app comes with real human tutor

The fifth-grader who just last year was at least one grade behind in math is now a year ahead and helping his classmates. Sebastian Johnson’s grasp and meteoric understanding of math did not happen because of the tutor he met with twice each week. It was, his father Fred said, because of an iPad app […]

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The best Apple Watch apps for cheating at math and science

Cheaters in school these days have it too easy. In my time, we used to have to program cheat sheets of formulas into our giant graphing calculators. Now that the Apple Watch is coming out the cat and mouse game…Read more ›

Building iOS math game a family affair

At 9, Mariah Martin already has a handle on future careers. “Veterinarian, professional figure skater, fashion model and teacher – not all at once.” For now, she must settle for tech entrepreneur. The Seattle fourth-grader and her father, Scott, understand…Read more ›

Controversial math apps won’t help kids cheat

My math-averse daughter wanted to cheat on her algebra homework. So we downloaded PhotoMath, a free app that lets you take a picture of your mathematical and algebraic equations, solving them for you and showing the steps to the solution.…Read more ›

This magic math app is like having Stephen Hawking on your iPhone

Here’s a confession: I was terrible at math in school. From Algebra 1 on, I just couldn’t keep the various symbols, numbers, and denominators I was faced with straight, and so I flunked pretty much every test. But I grew…Read more ›

2048 Storms App Charts With Math Based Gameplay [Video Review]

The app store has found another craze almost as popular as Flappy Bird. Developers everywhere have been releasing their own versions of the hit app Threes, a tile based game that has players swipe to add numbers. 2048 is an…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Is the iPhone Math Phone Better Than the Google X Phone?

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Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.

When comedian Louis C.K. famously expressed that notion on Conan, he was making a commentary on the public’s instantly acquired sense of entitlement when confronted with new technology.

His observations are also applicable to the assumptions underlying nearly all the stuff you read about consumer electronics by bloggers, journalists and financial analysts.

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Apple To Launch ‘iPhone Math’ With Larger 4.8-Inch Display This June [Rumor]

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Apple is said to be preparing three new iPhone handsets for launch during 2013, two of which will appear in June, China Times reports. In addition to a slightly updated iPhone 5S, the Cupertino company is expected to unveil the “iPhone Math,” a larger device with a 4.8-inch display. Both devices are to offer improved internals and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

“iPhone Math” doesn’t sound at all like a name Apple  [Read More…]

Finger Your Way Through Math With This Gesture-Controlled Calculator [Review]

Adding up goes this way, and taking away goes that way

Sums is a gesture-based calculator for iOS, and whether you like it will, I suspect, largely depend on how much you’re already accustomed to using traditional calculators.

Numbers are entered using a keypad, as you’d expect. But doing anything with those numbers means using gestures. They’re not hard to learn, but a little learning is necessary. Addition means swiping to  [Read More…]