What are the numbers, or are they letters?
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)
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:
ModMath app has been a great, free iOS math support for students with dysgraphia, now improved and still free for the basic tools – AMAZING!
ModMath.com 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 ModMath.com and their Blog.
More for your OT eTool Kit!