AP Calculus: iPhone App Written Review
Not that long ago, we were high school students trying desperately to get through the AP tests for all our courses. We remember the nightmare study sessions, the late nights spent with our noses pressed tightly against a book. Thankfully, those days are over: And even more graciously, students today can use AP Calculus by developer CheongShim International Education Research Center to help them study. This, we’re assuming, would alleviate a whole lot of stress, as the app comes with all of the information that a student would need to know to get through the exam. So, if you’re looking for just such an app, head on down below the break to view our whole thought on the matter!
Concept and Functionality
As stated, AP Calculus is a study resource for the AP Calc student in need of just such a reservoir knowledge. The app delivers all of the most important, basic, and complex facts that the learner will need to get through the test, and hopefully score a 5—for those not familiar with the AP Tests (it’s like A-Levels in the UK, mates) a five is the most a child can score, and is obviously the goal of the app.
And on the whole, we have a feeling that the app would be one heck of a study resource. It splits up its materials into Calculus AB and Calculus BC for easy reference. This includes an in-depth study of limits, functions, derivatives, and integrals: All of this including graphs and illustrations, as well. All in all, if you’re struggling to remember a concept before the test, AP Calculus will have some kind of illustration and explanation to help you through. It even has information on which colleges are best for mathematics majors. Overall, it’s simply a knockout resource.
Design and Interface
And to be honest, the app doesn’t look half bad on the iPhone, either. It’s sporting a very academically orange color scheme, as well as some rather stock lists. Clicking any tab in the lineup will produce another list of tabs and items to be clicked. Eventually, the user ends up at either a text explanation of a principle, a graph doing the same, or both all at once. Users can also bookmark their favorite entries for speedy retrieval later, which comes as a pleasant boon. All in all, it’s functional, looks good, and works quickly.
And, considering the app costs only three dollars, it strikes us as a very spectacular bargain. A traditional study book of the same caliber would cost easily five times as much, and would be nowhere near as portable. As such, we can’t help but recommend AP Calculus to the calculus student with a need. It’s the perfect iPhone resource.
AP Calculus requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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