In high schools, poor equation skills can stop young people fulfilling their potential in maths and physics. When they leave school, this can restrict the opportunities open to them and so limit their chances in life. These young people may grow to become adults with poor numeracy skills. In workplaces, calculation errors can have costly impacts. Our goal is to develop EquationLab so that it helps to solve this problem in schools and across a variety of workplaces.
For the forseeable future, iPads will be the pre-eminent device for learning in schools and at home. Our effort is concentrated on making EquationLab as great as we can for iPad.
Founder of EquationLab, Robert saw the need to enrich learning in equation skills and calculation as a direct result of his classroom experience; Robert was a physics teacher in Edinburgh for 17 years. Before this, he spent 7 years as a self employed energy/environmental consultant and 5 years with BP Solar in London and Sydney. Robert is a Chartered Teacher and has degrees in Physics and Environmental Management.
Building EquationLab for iPad has been achieved with the help and support of Alex Shaw of Glastonbridge Software, Dr Paul Golz of Worcester University, Ben Mallinson and Chris Hill.
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