That prodigality is not a prerogative of age is not a statement to reckon with. Time and again, we’ve had had tryst with personalities who have vindicated the adage that genius knows no boundary. In fact, some of the greatest minds in the fields of music, art, literature, science and etceteras have had their talent acknowledged in childhood itself. Whether it be Mozart who composed his first sonnet at the age of 3 or it be Carl Friedrich Gauss who could add all numbers up to 100 by the age of 8 without any development in the field of arithmetic progression.
The world has never been in the dearth of child prodigies. Now, it seems that another name is too keen to jump and join the bandwagons of those prodigies. Amit Kalra, an Indian-American student from California, who struggled with mathematics because he had to switch schools twice during the academic sessions choose to behave otherwise and created an app which would do all his maths homework on time.
While talking to media, Kalra said, “I started struggling, I was on my own. I didn’t know anyone in class.” The app developed by Kalra is built on iOS platform and 6284 calc which allowed him to stay up to date with rest of the class. The application which is designed to cater to the needs of maths students has been created to carry out the guess work in Algebra, Geometry, pre-Calculus, Calculus and Chemistry including other relevant subjects by allowing the users to input values into a given set of formulas, leaving the calculation to the app. Other than that, a small one-time fee of $1.99, if paid by the subscriber, would also show the detailed steps involved in the calculation process, thereby helping in clarification of the entire process.
According to Kalra, “This app will help students who end up not doing their homework at al.”
The 6284 Calc, the name of the app, not only has subjects belonging to regular mathematics subjects but also a daily Maths section to assist with percentages, investments, simple or compound interests, GPA and exponential growth calculations.
The app, which was founded by Kalra, was designed simply by him for himself to untangle the machinations of the maths subject. However, the app created as a novelty to help himself turned out to be the show stopper and helped him win the scholarship to Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference last month as well.