Mathematics has been bugging us for while – well, at least some of us. Others seemed to have no trouble understanding complex equations, functions and finding the volume of that weird shape in a textbook. Since we’re slowly moving away from pen and paper, and carrying books that weigh a kilogram, it’s time things changed for the better in our favor. If we can study online, download e-books and carry them on our phones, as well as have handy applications to ease the use of other aspects of life – why not solve the headache math gives to many of us? Here are 10 best mathematics apps we’ve chosen for you.
We’re starting with a very thorough that not only serves as a calculator, but also a spreadsheet so you can write numbers and even notes right next to it. While it’s not exactly a scientific calculator, it’s meant to save you from so much pain of having an additional notepad application and using two or more apps to figure out if you can afford a trip to the beach or the grocery store. Additionally, you can create templates so you don’t waste time – just edit or add numbers and the results are automatically calculated. Handy, isn’t it?
2. Math Ref
If you own an iPhone or an iPad, you’re in luck. This app comes equipped with everything you would ever need to get through elementary and even high school with not much effort. You have handy tools, formulas, proof, and even notes you can edit to fit the way you learn mathematics. Everything is fair game – algebra, trigonometry, geometry, equations, calculus, integrals, and even spreads to chemistry, finances and economy, and even physics! The app is only $1.99 on the iTunes store, which can be considered almost free.
Again an iOS application, but one worth a thousand bucks, even though it’s free. It eradicates the need to carry a textbook or a workbook and presents you with over 70.000 interactive questions you will soon learn the answer to. Not only will you be prepared for your curriculum, but you’ll also learn algebra, statistics, and even graphs and geometry with ease. But wait – there’s more. With the newest feature they developed, you can write using your iPad and the app will recognize your handwriting and then correct your answers right then and there!
A very cleverly disguised social networking app meant for students all over the world. You won’t even realize you’re learning so much, because problems will be presented in a fun way that feels just like playing your favorite game. And there’s a scoreboard as well – the better you are, the more points you get! Is there anything more motivating to boost your morale? Additionally, by helping others learn a field you’re proficient in, you get more points and receive a Genius status as well as Brainiac credits. Fun, isn’t it?
5. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is recommended by Google Play Store editors, and there is a good reason for it. Not only will you be able to practice mathematics, but also biology, and many more areas of science. Additionally, your starting point doesn’t matter – beginner, teacher, homeschooler – you can start updating your knowledge instantly. Not only will you receive instant feedback, and step-by-step hints and solutions to help you learn, but since this is a visual age we’re living in – you can follow tutorials in form of thousands of videos.
We’ll take a guess – you have a phone with a decent camera, and a notebook in front of you if you’re trying to practice mathematics. But you’re stuck on a problem, and can’t find a solution, thus feeling desperate. Don’t worry – just download Photomath! You have a camera calculator right away, as well as advanced handwriting recognition. Just take a picture of the equation on the paper, and the app will recognize it and give you a result and a step-by-step guidance on how to get there. The newest addition to the app are graphs, so if those are bothering you at the moment – don’t hesitate another minute!
If you’re into mathematics and find the apps we mentioned before this one too simplified and unable to take on the problem you have before you – this is the app you’ve been waiting for. While Wolfram has been a computer software for years, successfully assisting math professors, assistants, and students, with smartphone processors getting faster and more efficient, it’s time it was translated to an application. You have thousands of automatic algorithms at your disposal to the computer and generate results to really hard questions in a matter of seconds. The app isn’t free, but it’s only $2.99 preventing you from becoming the next math genius.
Here’s a solution to all your scientific calculator needs for your iPhone and iPad. Additionally, the app is compatible with your Apple Watch for that quick calculation so you don’t embarrass yourself. It’s a great fit for both high schoolers, as well as engineers and scientists – the list of features is long, and will provide you any tool you need, and even multiple lines so you can do multiple things at once on your screen. To top it all off – it has a really cool design, and it won’t strain your eyes.
You’ve guessed right – the name comes from the name of Socrates, a Greek philosopher that emphasized how important knowledge of mathematics is. And it really is, but if you’re tight on time, and your homework cannot wait anymore, give this app a try. You’ll be required to take a picture of your homework via your smartphone’s camera, and the built-in AI will give you an answer, and figure out which fields of math you’re lacking in. To add to that, it works in unison with Khan Academy and similar applications to serve you the most accurate answers.
In the end, an app that does what it says – calculates the answers to your questions. But it doesn’t let you struggle with typing and finding the right character in order to reach the formatting you seek. Just use the touchscreen to write right then and there, and their AI will recognize your handwriting and turn it into numbers and characters. It all goes from there, no keyboard, no wasted time. Additionally, you can edit what you wrong, and undo and redo if you made a mistake. There is a full list of operators to use, as well as video tutorials so you don’t become dependent on the AI too much. You’re trying to learn here, right?