The Maths Everywhere app has was developed as part of the partnership initiative Maths4Us, which included a competition for learning providers and app developers to work together to develop a brand new maths app to help adults to see how relevant and useful maths is to everyone, everyday and everywhere.
Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills the app won a public vote and was designed and developed by Bolton College and Modern-English in partnership with NIACE, one of the two founding organisations of Learning and Work Institute.
It is free to download for Android and Apple phones and available online. Maths Everywhere has three different sections offering helpful tools, video tutorials and practice questions to help adults improve their skills and become more confident.
The three sections of Maths Everywhere are:
- Everyday Tools – A range of tools are provided to help people solve the maths problems they encounter every day, like splitting the bill at a restaurant, working out the fuel costs for a journey, calculating childcare costs, converting currencies, increasing or decreasing recipe quantities, figuring out the best discounts and much more.
- How to Work It Out – Through a series of short video tutorials, the next stage of Maths Everywhere helps users improve their skills so they can confidently solve problems themselves in the future. Users are guided through three different levels of maths challenges.
- Have a Go – Users can put their new and improved skills to practise, earning a badge for each topic by answering all of the questions correctly. If an incorrect answer is given, users have the option to refer back to the appropriate video tutorial. Once badges for each section and level have been successfully earned, a new ‘Challenge’ is unlocked. Badges are prominently displayed to help users keep track of their learning.