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
Since 1983 the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have been recognizing excellent educators spanning all corners of the countryâfrom one-room schoolhouses in rural Montana to large school systems in the heart of New York City.
MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge spotlights applied mathematics as a powerful problem-solving tool and as a viable and exciting profession. Participating students are encouraged to explore and bolster their mathematical modeling knowhow to position themselves for success.
The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving competition for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students to be interested in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in this subject area.