I have several friends that have a career in a trade job. I have watched those friends struggle to get jobs due to not having the mathematical knowledge required to perform the job. Trade jobs are deceiving and often require more math skills than one would expect. The amount of math needed to perform a trade job has become an issue, because students coming out of high school have not been trained how to do math that is specific to a trade job. The Trade Math app is project I have started working on to help people like my friends build the math skills needed to succeed in a trade job. The app will feature clear mathematical examples that directly relate to the trade field the user wants to get into. It will contain virtual projects that will help the user understand how math is used on the job site.
Making an app that is interesting and engaging for a user that may have already lost interest in the traditional teaching methods found in a formal classroom. Developing an app that has a simple streamline navigation and content delivery that can be learned efficiently.
Find the pain points in competitors’ sites that affect the users’ learning experience, efficiency, and overall interest. Interview professionals in the field to see how they have adapted and overcome the challenges for learning trade math in their field. Interview potential users and find out what they need from this app to stay motivated.