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Calculator HD Pro Lite

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Study Skills & Tools Middle/High School iOS App

Skills

Working Memory Visual Memory

Mindprint Expert Review

Pros

  • Dual line display enables students to check their work as they go and see the partial solution.
  • App stores previously worked problems for students to go back later and check their methodology.
  • Can adjust setting for left-handers, larger buttons, and the number of digits.

Considerations

  • On-screen ads can be distracting and will need to be removed with a paid upgrade.
  • Does not have graphing functionality.

Mindprint Expert Review

This straight-forward, highly functional calculator app will be good for most students, and particularly for those with weaker memory skills. The best feature is the display that shows the equation that the student is typing on one line and the partial answer immediately above it so students can see their work as they go rather than juggling numbers in working memory. If they realize they made a mistake, they can tap on the screen to change any part of the equation. Previous problems are stored in the on-screen memory if students need to go back and check their work later. The app does lack a graphing function which some students will need for their advanced math classes, and there are always on-screen ads which can only be removed with a paid upgrade. Overall, this is a great app worth having.

Academic Benefits

Improves academic skills

  • Provides sufficient and varied types of practice problems to maximize understanding and generalization of the targeted skill/concept
  • Manufacturer claims alignment with Common Core/Known Standards
  • Presents educational concepts accurately
  • Explains answers so students can learn from mistakes
  • Better for teaching the skill to new or struggling learners
  • Better for practicing or refreshing the skill
  • Skills are practiced through authentic, meaningful problems (not just rote practice)

Fun

Engaging for the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Appropriate for a broad age range to use and enjoy
  • Subject matter and problems are relevant, interesting and authentic to students
  • Visually appealing to children in the target age range
  • Provides virtual rewards or incentives after meeting specified goals or objectives
  • Provides a "break activity" between academic problem sets
  • Offers ongoing, progressive challenge
  • Overall - Enjoyable. Given the option, students would choose this option

Easy to Use

Understandable for children in the Mindprint recommended age range

  • Has a free or trial version
  • Provides teaching guidance for adults to support the child and set appropriate goals
  • Provides an age-appropriate tutorial/first time users can work independently
  • Student should be able to use independently after first use
  • Has a multi-player option to foster in-person collaboration or cooperation
  • Multiple users can save a profile
  • Student graduates to the next level or topic only after meeting a benchmark
  • Can play without sound and not distract others
  • Students can save work between sessions
  • Can effectively understand and monitor student's progress (email report or in product)
  • Provides options to play in languages other than English/Good for ELL
  • Presents information in multiple formats (voice over, pictures and text, etc.)
  • Overall - Easy to use

Manufacturer Description

A colorful calculator with 3D buttons, LOTS of features, and fully customizable.

・Dual-line display - shows the input and result at the same time
・History tape - saves every calculation, time and date stamped
・Memory buttons - shows its value on the display
・Percentage and backspace button
・Scientific functions
・6 layouts (3 portrait, 3 landscape)
・10 color themes
・Multi-line input for really long equations
・Automatic scientific formatting
・Label any calculation in the history tape
・E-mail a calculation or the entire history tape
・VoiceOver accessibility
・iOS 9 Split View
・3D Touch

Gestures

・Swipe down to see the history tape
・Swipe left or right on the keypad to switch between basic and scientific keys
・Swipe left on the display to backspace
・Swipe right on the display to clear
・Tap & hold on the result to copy
・Tap & hold on the input to move the cursor, copy, paste, convert to E-notation

Customize

・Color Theme
・Light Tape Background
・Show Layout Button
・Allowable Layouts
・Show Memory Buttons
・Backspace Button (Solid, Arrow)
・Replace ÷ Button With /
・Replace E Button With Hidden, EE, 00, or 000
・Show Thousands Separators
・Minimum Decimal Digits
・Maximum Decimal Digits
・Sound
・Font Size
・Equals Repeat
・Left-Handed Mode

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