Math is probably one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, subject ever taught in academics. While there is a formula or derivation for every problem, it takes a lot of mental capacity and concentration to solve math problems. The difficulty of the math problems is not about learning each and every formula that can be applied for a specific problem, it's about the approach to be used and the steps to be followed in order to reach the right answer. Teachers normally struggle with helping students out in understanding the right approach to solving each and every math problem while parents struggle with similar issues as well. For teachers, parents, and students, the internet can make their life easy with apps like Photomath. It's a simple camera app with handwriting recognition software installed and its basic purpose to understand the problem through the camera and then provide an instant step-by-step solution to the listed problem.
Photomath starts with a simple tutorial about how to use the camera function in the app to provide it the math problem you need to solve or whose steps you need to understand. Once the problem is correctly captured by the app, it would provide a detailed step-by-step solution along with the answer and the graphical representation of the answer as well. The tutorial is great as it introduces you to all the features that this camera app has to offer in the first couple of minutes. Once the tutorial finishes, you can get started.
You can start with writing down the problem on a neat piece of paper or on a whiteboard and then direct the in-built camera function within the app towards the written problem. Try to bring the problem within the highlighted section of the camera so that the app can then use its handwriting recognition software to understand the problem. The app shows you a preview of what it is reading and if it has read the correct problem, you can tap on the arrow at the right-hand side of the screen to move to the answer section where it provides a detailed solution to the problem. A graph is also provided so that there is understanding of how the answer can be represented in graphical form. The app also offers a calculator where you can change the numbers within the problem and then see how the app changes the answer and its steps.
The camera app supports a number of different kinds of math problems. From integers to algebraic expressions and from logarithmic problems to integrals as well as derivatives, the app has an answer for all such problems and more. You can even use the camera for picking up exponential problems and quadratic equations as well.
There is the option of signing in to Photomath as well so that you can access its features with more ease. In this way, the app would remember all your queries and you can go back to the solutions if and when needed. If you somehow forget how to use the app, there is also a 'How to use' section available to remind you about the functions and the steps for availing those functions.
- Good tutorial that provides a comprehensive understanding of the app's functions
- Wonderful handwriting recognition software that picks up everything correctly if written clearly
- Multiple ways of solving a single problem provided
- Good detailed step by step answers for the problems
- Nice editing calculator to change any part of the problem
If math problems are giving you strong headaches then you shouldn't be looking any further than the Photomath app. This camera app can help you resolve the toughest problems and provide you with a step-by-step guide as well so that you not just copy but also understand how each and every problem can be solved!