09/30/2013 08:45 am ET Updated Nov 30, 2013

Mobile Apps for Advanced Mathematics Students

Students who excel in mathematics should continue to refine their skill set when class isn't in session. Here are five advanced mathematics apps for high schoolers that can help come test time. They can also leverage what a student knows for private studying.

Trigonometry $1.99

Trigonometry is a simple, attractive, and effective application. The app reveals the answers after the student can consider a response. In this app, practical triangle-based problems are presented via fill-in the blanks and problem solving -- along with "Big Ideas" and "Skill Summary" screens. The app's simplicity combined with the answer-reveal approach, makes it great for students who are new to trigonometry.

Math Pro $1.99

Through illustrated formulas, concepts, and definitions, Math Pro helps hammer home basic mathematics concepts and leads to subject mastery. This app is easy to use and makes hard concepts understandable. The use of colors, tutorials, and the help pages (by pressing "t" markers) makes it an essential addition to any math education. By referencing all lower level math subjects, it serves as a comprehensive reminder to past definitions, relationships, and theorems.

Algebra Touch $2.99

The hardest concept in algebra is how to correctly manipulate numbers, variables, and expressions in such a way as to arrive at the correct answer. Algebra Touch accomplishes those seemingly impossible tasks by allowing you to animate the process with guiding colors and sounds. Addition, negatives, multiplication, order of operations, prime numbers, substitution, division, variables, distribution factoring, and more are all beautifully taught, with dynamic touch controls. Even if you do feel like you're not arriving at the right answer, you can swipe, squeeze, tap, and reorder the equation until it all makes sense.

Data & Statistics $1.99

Data & Statistics presents the opportunity for your student to test what they know. If the existing large amount of test questions is not sufficient, an upgrade of $4.99 will provide 1200 more questions on many different type of topics. This app is a decent testing tool and also provides a wealth of teaching information about each of the subject test questions. The explanations are clear, concise, and are grouped logically.

Geometry Pro 99 cents

This app contains a ton of detailed information about geometry, with additional exercises to allow for and encourage better understanding. Geometry as a whole is well explained using examples and connections with real life situations. All the information you need in geometry is condensed in this app. The Geometry Pro app offers real world examples to reinforce the concepts explained at the beginning of each lesson. This app reminds students that they can make geometric connections to daily life activities and see math everywhere around them.

Educational app selections in this article were curated by appoLearning Experts including Stephen Danos, Dave Fashenpour, Lori Feliz and Ivan Pariona.