Math Interactive

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Solid, mostly text-based math reference materials.

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Educational Value

Teens can learn about more than 20 math topics through definitions, illustrations, and articles.

Ease of Play

Very easy to use. Well-organized subjects. Premium content clearly marked.


A lot of content is locked, accessible only by $2.99 premium in-app purchase.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Math Interactive is an illustrated math reference resource for teens. Created by students, it provides definitions, articles,  interactive illustrations, and examples in more than 20 subjects including geometry, functions, algebra, calculus, trigonometry, and more. Some articles and examples are only accessible after a $2.99 in-app purchase. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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What's it about?

To use MATH INTERACTIVE, choose the topic you're looking for from the list of 23 math subjects. For example, tap on Differential Equations. Then view the options for articles to read. Some are free, others (shown with a lock icon) require premium access. Tap on an article and read the explanation and view the examples. Star your favorites, and view information you've recently searched under Recents. Share with friends and classmates. For premium access, pay $2.99 or sign in with a student login. Parents can let teachers know to contact the developer to find out how to get full access for classrooms.

Is it any good?

This app's a solid reference tool for students digging into higher-level math subjects, but more audio and visual content would make it more accessible. Teens using Math Interactive have definitions, formulas, and examples at their fingertips on their smartphone or iPad. Users can read definitions and articles, view examples, and interact with the animated illustrations. When applicable, kids can see proofs. On the downside, there's no audio or video content for students who are auditory learners. A lot of the content is only in the premium version, but for students who want quick access to math reference materials, the $2.99 is likely worth it.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Math Interactive uses definitions, illustrations, and examples to help explain math concepts. Ask your teen which information is most helpful for understanding math? Why?

  • If your teen is struggling with one of the math subjects covered on this app, help them find something that works for them. In addition to digging into the information on this app, suggest other free resources like Khan Academy.

  • Encourage teens to take ownership of their education and see developing math skills as a lifelong process, not just something to get through in school. Read Common Sense Media's How to Raise a Lifelong Learner.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: algebra, calculus, equations, functions, geometry, graphing, probability, statistics
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development
  • Pricing structure: Paid, Free ($2.99 in-app purchase for premium features)
  • Release date: March 7, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Size: 69.50 MB
  • Publisher: Appellante
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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