ModMath 2.0 for Dysgraphia Available

What are the numbers, or are they letters?

dysgraphia math

Is the math correct?

Teachers get really good at deciphering writing and math problems like those seen above after becoming familiar with specific students number or letter formations, but it is not easy at first glance, by any means.

OT’s working with students with dysgraphia or dyslexia are not unfamiliar with the number formations when working with students with dysgraphia. The above sample shows characters  written in an organized manner (columns, aligned and size is fairly consistent) improving legibility not always the case with students with dysgraphia or fine motor coordination  challenges. What might be a solution?

ModMath 2.0 app, an app for students with dysgraphia to the rescue! The 2.0 version  for iPad has new features, a new writing palette and additional in-app purchases to add other math symbols. ModMath app remains a writing environment, not a calculator providing an electronic note pad for producing math problems using an on-screen keyboard!

So what’s new with ModMath 2.0 app?

  • Math symbols for algebraic equations
  • Symbols for fractions
  • Symbols for square roots
  • Options for colored backgrounds and fonts
  • New tool bar
  • In app purchases for .99 each or 2.99 for all additional symbols (Pi, Sigma, Currency, Infinity, Percentage, Therefore, Factorial)

ModMath pic1

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Other features allow sharing to different services, saving and searching files and thumbnail views of active pages of the document. Here are a few images of the new features of the app:

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ModMath app has been a great, free iOS math support for students with dysgraphia, now improved and still free for the basic tools – AMAZING! also provides a Help Center for how to questions.

Kudos to the developers,  who build this app for their son, and continue to develop and provide it for free to other struggling students! Please consider a Donation to help them continue to develop the app features and for Android. More on their story and goals are provided on and their Blog.

More for your OT eTool Kit!



About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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