Parents' Guide to

Algebra Touch

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Rearrange, solve polynomials for procedural understanding.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Algebra Touch is a Great App.

I am a teacher and have used this app with several students to try it out. I love this app. It's very affordable and does a great job helping kids solve problems. Students should practice telling you what they are doing to solve the problem to check their learning/strategies. They learn to simplify (condense/collect like terms, eliminate), factorize, substitute, and distribute. It also helped me brush up on skills I hadn't used in years.
age 11+

Superb

This is what an app should be. This is suited to all math learners, especially those who are frustrated by stupid games that have the added stress of time limits. This app makes math beautiful, almost hypnotic. I never understood algebra until now. Worth 10 stars. I hope they make many mire apps like this one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For procedural understanding of algebraic skills, this tool is a hit, but it doesn't teach concepts. It allows kids to manipulate and solve single-variable algebraic equations and terms in a very creative way. Kids drag their finger on the screen to move terms from one side of the equation to the other, or they can tap to factor or solve. Tapping will compute all the arithmetic automatically, except for division, since the app requires fractions to be fully reduced before the answer is correct. Students who want extra practice or a new way to approach procedures can find both in Algebra Touch, a unique supplement to basic algebra education.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Windows app
  • Subjects: Math : algebra, equations, fractions, functions
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, memorization, problem solving
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: December 11, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Regular Berry
  • Version: 2.2.11
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.1 or later
  • Last updated: July 26, 2021

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