Lately we have been seeing a rapid growth in usage of tablet computers in households and schools. One of the educational affordances of tablet computers is using math apps to engage students in mathematics learning. However, given the short history of mobile devices, little research exists on the effectiveness of math apps, particularly for struggling students.
If we ask students their definition of difficult, the quick answer is Mathematics. So we can say that students perceive mathematics as a stressful discipline. However, with the proliferation of ed-tech platforms and educational apps, learning maths is becoming relatively easier today than a decade back. One such ed-tech solution is TruMath – an online app which is specially designed for the IIT JEE aspirants and also provides the basic learning modules for classes 8 to 10. Knowledge and learning are the two main components which strengthen the student’s skill set. The app is designed to make maths a favourite subject of students. Besides, its in-built scores calculation and time tracking/management features are especially useful for students preparing for the competitive exams.
TruMath was founded in 2016 by Sachin Gulati to dismiss the myth that mathematics is difficult to understand and master. As an ardent lover of mathematics, Gulati wanted every student to like it too because if the foundation is not strong, then knowledge and learning would be incomplete too. He has been coaching students for IIT entrance examinations for the past two decades. A chemical engineer from Panjab University, his passion for mathematics led him to a teaching career, and he eventually co-founded Knowledge Campus in Jalandhar in 2005 to teach mathematics to IIT aspirants.
“The software that I have created simulates a classroom environment,” says Gulati.