I decided to look specifically at an app by Varsity Tutors in detail. When I looked at it earlier, I was discouraged when the screen to find a tutor came up, I deleted it because I thought it was one you had to subscribe to. . I hate when I down load an app and it turns out you need to purchase a subscription to use the app but I chose to have a second look at the Trigonometry app to see if you could use any of it without using the tutoring service.
turns out the answer is Yes! When you open the app you get the table
of contents with Find a Tutor, but there is also, Flashcard Maker, Take a
Practice Test, Take a Diagnostic Test, Learn by Concept, Flashcards by
Concept, Question of the Day and Tests Taken.
Flash card maker allows you to create your own flashcards that include a
questions, a photo or even audio. The Flashcards by Concept have
flashcards on Angles, Triangles with the law of cosines and sines, right
triangles, similar triangles, finding angles and sides of triangles
various trigonometric equations, functions, graphs identities and
operations. In addition, there are problem set flash cards.
learn by concepts and practice tests align with the flashcards
perfectly. The learn by concepts presents a question, the answer and
the explanation behind the concept. The practice questions are not a
repeat of the concepts page by page so you have to apply what you've
you take the practice test, the app lets you know if you selected the
correct answer or the wrong answer but in either case they actually give
an explanation for which is the correct answer and why. I like that
There are four diagnostic tests
available and the time it usually takes to do the test. It covers a
variety of material in the course so you can pinpoint where a student
needs extra help.
Finally, there is a new question of
the day for students to do. It could be on any topic and it gives you
immediate feedback and keeps a record on how you do.
I like this app and plan to use it in my math class this fall.