Duolingo, the wildly popular language-learning app, today unveiled a separate app for learning math. Right now, it’s just available for iPhones.
It has two levels: one for “elementary” and another called “Brain Training.” Here’s how they describe the two:
Here’s a list of concepts you’ll find in the elementary course:
- Multiplication (times tables, commutative property, associative property, multi-factor)
- Division (division tables, even versus odd)
- Fractions (fractions with numbers, improper fractions, mixed fractions, comparing fractions)
- Area and perimeter
- Place value (rounding to nearest 10 and 100, rounding operations, magnitude by 10s, adding and subtracting with 3 numbers)
- Geometry (angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, quadrilateral classification)
- Measurement (reading and setting clocks, ruler measurement, metric conversion)
- Decimals (floating point decimals, converting between fractions and decimals, decimal operations, comparing decimals)
The Brain Training course covers similar content with harder numbers and increased difficulty, optimizing for training mental math skills. In this course, you’ll also find the concepts that can be applied to everyday life, like converting between ounces and pounds.
Unfortunately, at least for now, I’m not seeing it displayed at Duolingo For Schools, so there doesn’t appear to be a way to assign tasks and track student progress like you can in the language-learning app. I’m assuming, however, that this feature will eventually be added to the math app.
You can learn more about all of this at TechCrunch.