iDevBooks: Long Division

Application: Long Division

What it is: The long division app lets students solve long division problems step by step with each step animated.  In the app, students will divide, multiply, or subtract to get their answer.  If the answer is correct, it will “fly” into the correct place; if the answer is wrong, it won’t move into place.  Students can practice long division with dividends up to 5 digits, divisors with one or two digits, input their own numbers, allow or disallow remainders, allow decimals in the dividend, hide the current operation for each step, choose different color themes, and choose the speed of animations.

How Long Division can enrich learning: What makes the Long Division app so great is the immediate feedback it gives to students. They don’t work through an entire problem before realizing their mistake, but instead can take a closer look and re-solve as they go to come up with the correct answer.  The app is very easy to use and has some nice customization options that will appeal to students using it to study.  The step by step animation and guidance will help students get the long division method down in no time.  The ability to enter their own numbers means that students can input problems from a math curriculum or text-book and work through the step by step process with any problem. Your reluctant math students will love this app, it will act as their own personal tutor sitting with them and encouraging them on!

Devices: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0  or later

Price: $3.99 (iTunes Link)

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