Factor tree is a free educational application for mathematics. It is directed towards curriculum from grade 3 to 9. This app is also free from advertising and completely functional without in-app purchases!
• factor tree
• upside-down birthday cake method
• finding all factor pairs
Exercises give immediate feedback for each step so that students can determine whether they are making arithmetic or conceptual errors.
This app tracks users results:
• question accuracy
• step accuracy
• answer speed
• number of questions
This gives users feedback on their progress. This is an important part of learning.
Input for answers is provided in several formats so students can choose a style that they are familiar with:
• phone pad
• calculator pad
Tutorials are provided for each exercise, so students can learn on their own or with the aid of their teacher or tutor. Tutorials are also provided as YouTube video lessons accessible from the app.
For students not ready to do mental math, this app provides a scratchpad to work out calculations. And for students not ready to do long multiplication and division, their is a built-in calculator.
For those who don't have access to personal devices, this app allows for multiple students to create their own accounts. This allows individual students to track their own progress.
Privacy is of utmost concern, therefore this app is not linked to any social networking. All results are local and never sent to a server unless you choose to do so. However, no contact information will be required.
Developed by a member of the British Columbia College of Teachers and professional software developer.