To gear up for back to school, we're rounding up the best subject apps to help you get ahead and stay ahead. Thanks to apps available for every age and education level, crunching numbers doesn't have to be mind-numbing, and memorizing formulas doesn't need to feel like studying. With our favorite math apps in your phone's arsenal, don't be surprised when the mathlete club wants you as their newest member.
- Mathemagics ($2) — With a name like that, how could this app not accelerate your grasp of algebraic concepts? Learn how to solve and graph equations at your own pace and prepare for the SAT, GRE, MCAT, and more in no time.
- StatsMate HD ($2) — Find the statistical value you need, including p-value, probability distribution, regression, and more with this app for iPad.
- Apollonius ($4): Made for the geometry student, this app lets you make geometric constructions, such as those made using a compass and straight edge, and move their parts smoothly across your touch-screen. Great as a teaching tool, it can also be used in design work.
- MathBoard ($5): A favorite among teachers, MathBoard is the perfect teaching tool for students in kindergarten and elementary school. Teachers and parents can create quizzes, controlling the level of difficulty and length of the quiz.
- Math Bingo ($1): Ranked one of the best educational apps, Math Bingo is, you guessed it, a mathematical twist on classic bingo. Use it help with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division basics.
- Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant ($2): If you're enrolled in algebra this Fall, then Wolfram Algebra will be your new study partner. Use it to quickly solve your homework, ace your tests, and learn more complex algebra concepts. The coolest part? It helps you solve specific problems, showing you the step-by-step solution.
- Calculus Pro: Don't shed a tear doing calculus again; make this app your personal tutor with examples, tutorials, and problem-solvers for everything from partial derivatives to theorems.
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