Mathtoons Logarithms Lite iPad App Review

Device:  iPad/iPhone/iPod
Age:  High School
Cost:  Free

Mathtoons Logarithms Lite is one of the most unusual yet catchy math education apps I’ve ever come across. It is a tutorial on how to go between the exponential and logarithmic forms of an equation. Users are instructed by cartoon characters that reminded me a bit of the Phineas and Ferb animation style. The animation is high quality, and so are the voice actors. I also like that the app provides a mnemonic device to help remember how to go between the two forms of the equation. I have found students really struggle with that.

I do wish the app had been a bit longer. Students only get to go through one example of each format before getting a recap of the lesson. When I tried to start over to try another example, the app would allow it. I’m not sure if it was designed that way or if it froze, but I tried it a couple of times and that happened each time.

Nonetheless, this is a pretty fun app if all you need is a 5 minute lesson on how to go between exponential and logarithmic form, and it’s free, so you have nothing to lose by taking it for a spin. You can download the Logs Lite app by tapping here.

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Lucas Allen

Lucas Allen

For more than a decade, Lucas Allen was a high school math teacher and math team coach in Illinois. His 2012 Morton High School math team won the Illinois state championship. Recently, he made the jump from public education to the corporate world and is now working as a data scientist. He is interested in just about all forms of technology, including the TI-Nspire, Nexus devices, R, MOOCs, and more. You can follow , and if you are nice, he will probably follow you back.

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