Blue Lightning Labs has developed Mathemagics: Mental Math Tricks, an iOS app that helps students multiply, divide, and square at lightning speed. Students learn and practice the tricks of mental math calculation, progressing through various levels of proficiency. They can use Mathemagics to prepare for the math section of standardized tests and entrance exams or as a tutor to improve test-taking abilities. The math lessons include multiplying as high as 20 x 20; multiplying any number by 99; dividing any number by 5; multiplying two close numbers; adding two- and three-digit numbers; checking addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by casting nines; and more. Cost: $2.99
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Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians in grade 11 or below compete in Advantage Testing Foundation’schallenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.