Master the Math
by: WHRO • 37
"Master the Math" is an educational game to help students prepare for Virginia's Standards of Learning (SOL) exams with a focus on the mathematics curriculum from grades 3-8 (years 2006-2009). Featuring over 800 questions from 19 released SOL tests, Master the Math can help anybody study for the SOLs. Each time an exam is selected, different questions are randomly presented. Questions frequently include visual elements, such as formula sheets, diagrams, graphs and charts. Students can select a difficulty level, an option to view correct answers either during or after the test, and retrieve their score history. But, Master the Math is more than just a test – its interactive features include sound effects and clues. By selecting a “50/50”, two of the incorrect answers are eliminated. Hints provide a tidbit of information to help point the student in the right direction. Testers can also take a risk with “Call a Tutor” who may or may not share the correct answer. All these elements combined create a fun and challenging educational experience. This flexible app, developed by the Virginia Interactive team, does not require Internet connectivity and works on iPods, iPads and iPhones. It can easily be expanded to incorporate additional future questions as desired by the Department of Education.