# Mathletic motivation

By Murray Bourne, 19 May 2007

Mathletics is a Flash-based Australian offering that appears to be quite popular. It offers a "virtual tutor" that takes students through mathematics problems.

[Mathletics appears to be similar in concept to Heymath, which I wrote about earlier.]

There's no free demo (for individuals) of Mathletics, so I can't check it out.

Are any of you using it? Let me know what you think of it.

From a usability and search point of view, pure Flash-based sites are quite annoying. The Flash programming on Mathletics is rather system-heavy. It slowed my CPU to a crawl...

See the 1 Comment below.

### One Comment on “Mathletic motivation”

1. Wilson T says:

Kids love mathletics. I think it's ability to let kids compete against in real time against each other is what separates it from other similar services.

### Comment Preview

HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)
(See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with $$ and $$.
$$\int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}}$$
(This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.