Need more help with math problems than a calculator can provide? There’s now an app for that.
PhotoMath promises to help solve simple linear equations and other math problems by “reading” questions with the help of your smartphone camera.
But an answer isn’t all you’ll get from this free app. PhotoMath also provides a step-by-step guide of how each problem is solved, a feature that some consumers have lauded as a potentially useful tool for students, parents and educators.
“If you can't figure out the answer and this app can show it to you step-by-step then this is precisely best used by people trying to learn math,” wrote one Redditor on Tuesday.
Another noted that “if you're a parent helping with homework, knowing [the correct answer] and how to get there would be sweet.”
Some netizens, however, have pointed out that the app might prove a little too tempting for students looking to cut corners.
“Wet dream of high school math students, but perhaps not such a good idea?” Kontra, CounterNotions.com’s blogger, wrote on Twitter.
“Equation solving is a learned process. Once you short circuit it, it's problematic,” he said.
PhotoMath is now available for iOS and Windows mobile devices. An Android version will be available in 2015.
If I pass this will be the reason.
It's great. Not only does it help find the answers it's shows how. Definitely worth the download.
Beyond Amazing Tool
I'm in Algebra ll Honors and this app gives me every answer to my homework(s) it also shows the work with steps to help me learn how to do it myself. Great App!
This has been the best app I have found to help me with my kids math.
Awesome Educational Assistant!
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I need some help with some math and I like the way it had different sources and the sources explained what to do and how so you can better understand.
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It's way easier to search up things for hw instead of typing I really love the camera. I like how the whole system works!!! It helps me learn how to go search and get the answers for myself.
Favorite app rn
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An amazing homework helper
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It's amazing, bc of this app I was able to find the answers for my math homework/also get help for parts I didn't understand
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