Whether you’re a student, a working professional, or anything in-between, there’s a good chance that you’ve struggled with math at least once in your life. Now, imagine if you had the ability to instantly scan and solve the calculation that was in front of you and then have the necessary steps broken down and explained? For those who struggle with math, or for those who simply don’t have the time, these types of apps are an absolute godsend, but not everyone even knows this type of app exists! So, without further ado, we are going to look at three of the best math calculator apps that are available today.
With Photomath, users take photos of a math equation, and the app solves the problem, as well as showing the steps necessary. Not only that, but the app allows you to choose HOW the problem is solved, i.e. by factoring, completing the square, using the quadratic formula, or using the PQ formula. Each solution is then explained step-by-step with animations, so you’ll get a real lesson in how the equation is solved as well as the answer you need. Photomath is free for the basic version, with a choice to upgrade to a paid monthly subscription for Photomath plus, which gives you access to more explanations and in depth how-to’s.
MyScript Calculator is another great option for math solvers, but this one works a bit differently. Rather than taking photos of math equations, you can handwrite equations and they will be instantly converted into a digital equation which can then be solved, copied, and shared. Most operators are supported, including Trigonometry, logarithms, and more. This app is a great option for those who prefer to work with their own hard writing, as well as for young learners who are just learning to write.
Microsoft’s math solving app offers some unique features worth talking about, including the fact that it can be used via Edge browser, giving it a wider reach than the other math solvers we looked at. Like Photomath, this app allows you to take a photo of an equation and have the problem solved digitally in real time. Microsoft Math Solver also recognizes and converts handwriting, offers daily quizzes and practice lessons, provides users with graphing and scientific calculators, and more. The app is completely free with no add-ons.
This post originally appeared on the AT Help Desk website.