Improve math skills of your kids - Learn step-by-step arithmetic from Math games

Math: Unknown - Step-by-step math calculation game for iOS.


Math: Unknown is much more than a math game. It is a step-by-step math calculation game which will teach users how to calculate in the correct order rather than just asking only the final calculated results.

The app consists of four basic arithmetic operations which are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In order to get started, users who are new to arithmetic can learn from animated calculation guides showing step-by-step procedures of solving each type of operation. It is also helpful for experienced users as a quick reference.

Generally, addition and subtraction may be difficult for users who just start learning math especially when questions require carrying or borrowing (also called regrouping). The app helps users to visualize the process of carrying and borrowing in the way it will be done on paper. Once users understand how these operations work, they are ready to learn multiplication and division.

For most students, division is considered as the most difficult arithmetic operation to solve. It is a common area of struggle since it requires prior knowledge of both multiplication and subtraction. To help users understand division, the app uses long division to teach all calculation procedures. Relevant multiplication table will be shown beside the question. Users will have to pick a number from the table which go into the dividend. Multiplication of selected number and divisor is automatically calculated, but the users have to do subtraction and drop down the next digit themselves. Learning whole calculation processes will make them master it in no time.

Math: Unknown is a helpful app for students who seriously want to improve arithmetic calculation skills.

Solving System of Equations using Gauss Elimination Method (Part 4)

After you download an excel program Gauss Elimination Method from our web site and open it, you'll find the following screen.


You have to click "Options..." and "Enable this content" to enable the VBA otherwise the VBA code will be blocked and can't run the program.

The program will show a form asking for your agreement confirmation.


After you've agreed, you'll find the main screen, then click Start.


You'll find the menu whether you need to review or recalculate the previous equations or you want to add new equations. Let's try review the earlier equations by clicking at "Existing equations" button.


The program will move to another screen where you can change values in matrix [A] or vector {B} and recalculation to solve the equations with the same number of equations. For this example, the dimension of matrix [A] is 3x3. So if you want to solve another set of linear equations with 3 unknowns then you can modify this existing table or you can either create new table which we will explain later.


In this screen, you will be able to change values only in matrix [A] and vector {B}. Other cells are locked. The program will show the values of solution vector {X} as soon as the calculation is complete.

Now, let's test the case of "division by zero" that we explained in [Solving System of Equations using Gauss Elimination Method (Part 3)] by swapping equation (1) and (3) as follows then click "Solve" button. The screen will show the same result in solution vector {X}.


Let's try to change equations and click "Solve". If there's nothing wrong with equations, you'll find solutions.


In case something wrong with equations, the program will shows the error message. The following equations have no solution and program terminated automatically.


Let's see how to setup the program to solve more equations such as 10 unknowns in the next post.

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