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Useful app offers several powerful calculators in one.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Depending upon which version of calculator you choose to use on the app, it's either very self-explanatory or may require some reading to understand all of the available features. There's a thorough help section that explains each function, including using the calculator with dates, parenthetical expressions, and trigonometric functions.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that OmniCalc is like having many calculators in one app, which may be useful to older students but confusing to younger ones. There are 10 different keyboard layouts, 19 color schemes, and three button styles, as well as many advanced functions. OmniCalc can be used to calculate problems that contain dates of the year, statistics, trigonometry, and more. Similar to spreadsheet programs, users can change one entry and it will adjust all corresponding work. For teens in advanced math classes who need a powerful calculator, OmniCalc may be the calculator for their mobile device. 

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Learning Approach


What kids can learn

OmniCalc was created to be used as a utility, and we don't recommend it for learning. While it can help teens with math homework, it is not intended to help kids learn math. Kids can learn to find the answers to complex mathematical problems using a calculator.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

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What's it about?

OMNICALC opens to a screen displaying a full scientific calculator, but you can choose from 10 different keyboard layouts, 19 color schemes, and three button styles. Then it operates just like a freestanding calculator, but with more features. There's a thorough help section that explains each function, including using the calculator with dates, parenthetical expressions, and trigonometric functions.

Is it any good?


If your kid just needs a basic calculator, there are lots of free options that will do the job. Since teens in many advanced math classes need much more powerful calculators than a basic version, OmniCalc may be a very affordable scientific calculator option for use on their mobile device. The numerous color schemes (such as "DJ Yellow" or other colors inspired by various TI calculators) and other options like button shape are fun customiziations, but the scientific calculator and spreadsheet-like adjusting features are what make this app worth paying for. The Help section is essential to getting the full use of the calculator's features. OmniCalc is a powerful tool for high schoolers' advanced math needs.

Families can talk about...

  • Discuss with your kid's teacher if OmniCalc would be a suitable substitution for a stand-alone scientific calculator.

  • Make sure your kid understands how to use the tool. Encourage her to review the help sections outlining how to enter formulas and functions.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:August 4, 2010
Size:1.10 MB
Publisher:Jellyfilled Studios
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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