If you have ever tried to learn a language or even just gone on holiday to another country, there is a good chance you will have downloaded Duolingo. The free app offers daily language classes on the basis of building up your skills little by little. Duolingo is now branching out beyond languages and into math, let’s check out what the new Duolingo math classes will have to offer.
Duolingo Math is going to be a brand-new app from the company that is going to focus on sending over math puzzles and challenges. Despite the obvious differences between learning a language and learning math, there will be lots of similarities between the two Duolingo apps.
You see, Duolingo is very much a learn-by-doing education app. That is why many of the sentences and phrases the language app has you learning seem to be so strange. When you are talking about polar bears eating apples or any other wild variation, the nouns that are the subject of the phrases aren’t very important, it is the grammatical structure that counts. Teaching in this way means that Duolingo can open use an almost infinite number of combinations and teach you a language in the same way you learn as a child. You see something and then you try to say it by thinking about what you said in a similar situation before.
Duolingo Math will work in a similar way by showing you simple math puzzles and then asking you to move or interact with visual representations of the puzzle in the right way. The key to remember here is that Duolingo isn’t a puzzle app but rather an app to help users learn math and develop their math skills. Sammi Siegel who is the senior software engineer at Duolingo told The Verge:
“Whether it’s calculating the tip on a check or modifying the portions in a recipe, math is just really essential for our lives. We also know there’s this proliferation of math anxiety where people don’t feel totally comfortable with their math skills. We think with a fun and engaging app, we can cut into that and break it for folks.”
If you ever feel worried working out numbers and mathematical problems in your everyday life, then this could be the app to help you get past meth-related your problems more easily. Duolingo Math is currently available in an advanced beta test version for iPhone and iPad users and should see a full release later this year.
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