Three friends create new app to help GCSE pupils master maths

The idea for Numero AR Ltd grew out of a Young Enterprise project they were involved in at school

Three university students have launched their own company to market a maths app that brings GCSE topics to life in 3D images.

It has grown out of a Young Enterprise project that two of them were involved in during their sixth form days at St John Fisher Catholic College, in Newcastle...

...The app will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play from this summer – ready for school pupils to use at the start of the new academic year. Users can test themselves on their knowledge of topics studied for both key stage three and maths GCSE.

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Tom Faulkner, Edward Farnell and Gursharan Singh set up Numero AR Ltd after seeing a gap in the market for maths aids.

Twenty-year-old Gursharan said: “I’ve always enjoyed maths. But for other people, they will hopefully enjoy it a lot more by using this app. Every question has a 3D visual to go with it.”

The app will be free to download and will come with several sample questions. Parents can then pay for credits, which their children can use to access up to 96 topics spanning the whole maths curriculum...

...History student Tom, aged 20, from Newcastle, said: “We’ve spent the last three years developing it. It’s been completely redesigned from the original. It’s taken a lot of work.”

He and Gursharan were part of the Young Enterprise team at St John Fisher that won a national award for the first app.

They were convinced they could turn it into something much more professional and have set to work on graphic design, marketing and the financial side of the new company...

...While Gursharan is taking a few months out of his aeronautical engineering degree course at Loughborough University to work on the app...

...Gursharan, who used to live in Stoke-on-Trent and is now based in Rugeley, added: “Eventually, we could expand into other subjects. The AR can be applied to all STEM subjects.”

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