Duolingo launched this Friday (26), the beta version of Math, a free application to learn mathematics. With a similar experience to that of the language platform, the new service features short lessons, interactive exercises, and gamification to teach the subject in a fun way for users. The official announcement of the app will be made during Duocon, the company’s annual online education event, and is available in a test version for iPhone (iOS) phones, in English only. See below all about the Duolingo Math application.
Duolingo Math content is divided into units, which can be chosen at the user’s discretion. Thus, students have the freedom to define whether they want to practice lessons they have more difficulty with or check the ones they are currently learning in school, for example.
In addition, several of the features that are successful in the language app will be present in the math version. This includes “offensives” – that is, exercises applied on consecutive days so students can complete the lessons; and the little Duo Owl, the platform mascot, who should help with the familiarization with the new app.
“One of our goals in creating this new app is to break the cycle of anxiety related to math. By teaching these basic math concepts in a fun and inclusive environment, we are helping our students build confidence and lay the foundation for them to achieve even more.”, says Luis von Ahn, CEO, and co-founder of Duolingo
Right now, Duolingo Math features only entry-level lessons, with a focus on teaching children and students at the elementary levels. Over time, more complex subjects will be included, allowing teens and adults to also use the service to practice science.
It is worth noting that the application is only available in beta for cell phones with the Apple operating system. However, according to the company, the definitive version of the service should arrive by the end of the year, first in English. For now, it has not been informed about a release date for Android smartphones or about translations into more languages.