Digital Grinds - Accelerated Learning Maths Software Review
The Digital Grinds: Accelerated Learning Maths interactive software package provides 60 hours of tutorials for Ordinary Level, Leaving Certificate Maths.
The software helps build up a students confidence in their own ability and is also fun to use. Also includes tutorials on Accelerated Learning, exam technique, and how to increase your motivation in the first place.
Schooldays.ie asked a sixth year ordinary level maths student to review the product for Schooldays.ie and to answer a number of questions about the product - here is what she had to say:
|Digital Grinds – Product Review by Ordinary Maths Leaving Certificate Student, Aoife, Colaiste Iosagain, December 2009|
Is it easy to follow and use?
At first I found it slightly confusing but after I familiarized myself with the format it became easier to follow.
Ag an tús, bhí mé measchta ach tar éis dom dul i dtaithí ar an leagan amach bhí sé níos éasca é a leanúint.
Is it a useful way to study?
I think that it is useful for studying because it allows you to attempt the questions yourself before the overall explanation, which gives you good practice for any exams.
Ceapaim go bhfuil sé úsáideach le haghaidh staidéir toisc go bhfuil tú in ann triail a bhaint as na ceisteanna tú féin roimh an míniúchán atá tugtha. Tugann sé seo cleachtadh maith duit i gcomhair scrúduithe.
Does it help you understand difficult concepts that you are having problems with?
It really helps when I am finding something difficult because it explains all the questions and their answers in a step-by-step format and it allows you to rewind and pause on anything that you do not understand and would like to go back over on. It gives you as much time as you need while answering the questions and after a few attempts the questions become clearer and easier to complete.
Cabhraíonn sé liom nuair atá deacracht agam le rud éigin toisc go bhfuil míniú céim ar cheim ar gach ceist agus is féidir leat breathnú ar rud éigin cibé uair is mian leat. Tugann sé an méid is mó ama atá ag teastáil uait an chesit a fhreagairt agus éiríonn na ceisteanna níos éasca agus níos soiléire tar éis tamaill.
Is it interactive, entertaining, boring?
I found it entertaining because there is classical music playing in the background and also the layout is very artistic, so there isn't anything boring about it! It is interactive in the way that somebody is explaining the questions to you and the voice gives you instructions and tips along the way.
Cheap mé go raibh sé siamsúil mar go bhfuil ceol clasaiceach ar siúl sa chúlra agus tá legan amach ealaíona aige, mar sin níl aon rud leadránach faoi! Tá sé idirghníomhach sa tslí go bhfuil duine éigin ag míniú na gceisteanna agus tugann an guth treoracha agus leideanna duit.
How good is its content?
The content is very impressive because it includes every chapter from the maths book. It provides sample questions from past examination papers along with a step-by-step way in how to answer the questions properly.
Ceapaim go bhfuil an t-ábhar an-mhaith mar go bhfuil gach caibidil ón leabhar mata le fáil ar an dlúthdhiosca. Tá ceisteanna samplacha ar fáil ó na páipéir scrúdaithe, chomh maith le cabhair ar conas an cheist a fhreagairt, céim ar chéim.
Would you recommend it to a friend who is studying Honours Maths?
I would definitely recommend it to a friend who is studying pass maths because I found it very useful in different ways, such as whenever I missed classes in school and the Digital Grinds helped me to understand the particular chapter that I missed out on. The answers for the questions are all explained slowly and clearly and so it is very helpful if you are finding a particular question difficult.
Mholfainn é do chara a bhfuil gnáthléibhéil mata á dhéanamh acu toisc gur cheap mé go raibh sé an-úsáideach i gcásanna nuair a chaill mé amach ar ranganna ar scoil ach gur chabhraigh Digital Grinds liom an chaibidil sin a thuiscint. Tá míniú na gceisteanna tugtha go soiléir agus go mall, mar sin tá sé cabhrach nuair atá deacracht agat le ceist.
Will you continue to use it throughout sixth year?
I will definitely continue to use it through 6th year because I find it helpful when I am preparing for a test and it also helps me with any homework that I do not understand.
Léanfaidh mé ar aghaidh á úsáid mar go bhfuil sé an-chabhrach nuair atá mé ag ullmhú le haghaidh scrúdú agus freisin le haon obair bhaile nach dtuigim.
For more information and to see the software for yourself or to sign-up for a free 2 hour demo, visit www.digitalgrinds.ie
Congratulations to the 6 winners of our recent competition for a Digital Grinds Accelerated Learning Maths Software Package
- Fiona Hoare
- Aviva Walsh
- Derbhile Jones
- Alan Steel
- Gerry Brett
- Theresa Doyle