iLiveMath Trains is available on the iTunes App Store. Featured on What's Hot on iTunes plus 247mom App of the Week and pragmaticmom.com. This app was specially designed for our son who loves trains. We look forward to many nights together counting train cars before bedtime.
iLiveMath Trains introduces word problem concepts using speed, weight, and goods. The natural language engine also generates questions around the art of stamp collecting, trade, countries, and currency.
Do you remember the joy of riding your first train? The excitement as you felt the whistle blow and the engineer call "All Aboard!"
Did you ever collect stamps as a child or as an adult? Categorizing all the train stamps on one page. Stamp collecting is a hobby which opens up teaching opportunities for many families around the world.
Review by Pragmatic Mom:
"My oldest who says she hates math says that she loves word problems because they are not math but puzzles. Go figure? I don’t care though. If she can do complex, multi-step math word problems then I know the other stuff at school will be fine. At the end of the day, there will be calculators for math facts when she’s an adult, but to figure out which buttons to push, she’ll have to know how to convert words to number sentences which will require logical thinking.
So it’s not surprising that I LOVE the iLiveMath Trains app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod. The theme for this app is trains. It’s a very effective theme for boys and maybe less so for girls but still the photos and images are colorful and fun and there are a train noises as you move from screen to screen."
Read more at PragmaticMom.com
Here are some quotes from our reviewers of the iLiveMath Speed app:
The vivid color photos and graphics used for each question are stunning, just as they are with iHomeEducator's other apps. The close, fascinating pictures of rockets blasting off, space shuttles docking and trains, boats and jets in action are sure to engage children. Kids with a fascination with these subjects will be especially captivated." Mankato Homeschooling Examiner
I love that my children enjoy practicing math skills with the iLiveMath apps. My sons are especially enamored of Speed because of the transportation theme, even my little ones who can’t really do math yet. What boy doesn’t love fast cars, jets, and the space shuttle? My children also like to test Daddy and practice reading aloud each problem to him." Our Busy Homeschool
Featuring HD train photos and train stamps.
- Review dynamically and randomly generated word problems
- Share your question and answer summaries on our community blog
- Email the questions and answers to your educator for review
- Tweet questions to followers and friends
- Explore related educational wiki links in a kid safe browser
- Watch fun educational videos after you've correctly answered a certain number of questions. This can be set by the educator at a threshold of 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20 correct answers before the video feature is enabled
In this app the default has been set to 1 correct answer for a video. This can be changed in the settings
- Level 1: Basic Addition and Subtraction
- Level 2: Includes Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with speed, weight, currency concepts
- Level 3: Includes Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication with more speed, weight, currency concepts
Universal App release advantages:
- Runs on iPad as well as iPhone/iPod touch
- Layout for the iPad fully utilizes the larger screen, new button layout, new picker popup, and new view transitions
- Landscape and Portrait Mode is supported for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Students must read, comprehend, analyze (with mental math, or if necessary paper and pencil), and pick an answer. All results are tracked and can be emailed to the educator.
- iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
- iLiveMath Speed is a Universal App and therefore automatically runs on the iPad
- Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later (tested on iOS4)
- Compiled on Operating System 3.2
- ~13 MB
Thanks also to parental feedback from our community we have tried to make this one very kid safe when it comes to internet access. For example we are linking to a kid friendly school wikipedia versus the common adult wiki which allows kids to wander into topics we may not want them to access.
Photo Acknowledgements: Public Domain and Creative Commons License 2.0, All original links are available upon request.