Does math homework make you quake in your shoes? It did me. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the widespread availability of apps that today’s students have. Math apps add a whole new dimension to studying and gives you the capability to have those aids right at your fingertips.
Here are 10 math apps you can download to help with those ever-present math questions:
1. Free Graphing Calculator (iOS) / Graphing Calculator by MathLab (Android)
Graphing calculators used to be expensive, complex and pretty fun if you could program games on them. However, those studying advanced mathematics can download these apps. These free apps provide users with advanced operations, functions, an intuitive user interface and beautifully laid out graphs featuring slopes, roots and intersections -- just to name a few.
2. Convert Units for Free (iOS) / Unit Converter (Android)
These apps allow you to convert nearly anything- be it currency, data, energy, power or temperature. For world travelers, they are also able to convert currency in real time using up to date exchange rates. These free apps let you create your own unit conversions for anything you want, quickly and easily.
3. MathRef (iOS)
MathRef is a solid app for quickly finding formulas across multiple disciplines. This app does not cover as many disciplines as Wolfram Alpha, but that is perhaps a strength as is it more focused on traditional math fields such as Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. MathRef also has an excellent user interface, allowing users to add notes to equations, save favorite equations and copy text from within the app to e-mails or text editor.
4. Wolfram Alpha (Android, iOS)
Wolfram Alpha offers detailed answers to any math-related or number-centric question you could ever have. This computational knowledge engine can compute almost anything across 29 disciplines. You can get formula details, graphic representations and brief explanations to help you understand how the app arrived at a given solution.
5. Digits (iOS)
After making standard calculations, Digits saves your work in an onscreen tape akin to the old accounting calculators with the paper ribbon. If you made a mistake anywhere in the ribbon, “check the tape” to locate the error and correct the calculation on the spot. Once you’ve made all the calculations needed, you can save and share your ribbon for printing or further manipulation in Apple’s Numbers or Microsoft Excel.
6. My Script Calculator (iOS, Android)
This app reads your handwriting as you write on the screen, making the functionality of MyScript Calculator impressive. By writing the equation you are looking to solve onto your phone or tablet’s screen, the app deciphers your writing, converts it to digital text, then solves the problem for you. So if you’re someone who doesn’t want to hunt for a specific operator on your phone’s keyboard, this is the app for you.
7. Math Solver (Android)
Math Solver helps you solve mathematical equations. It shows you the answer to the problem as well as the steps used in the solution. The app solves linear equations and quadratic equations. Math Solver also simplifies expressions, solves literal and radical equations, factors, and graphs equations.
8. The MathPage (iOS)
Stop struggling with complex, confusing math concepts. If you can't solve a problem, TheMathPage will show you how with clear explanations, easy examples and interactive questions (just tap to reveal the answers). It's like having your own personal tutor.
9. Equations All-in-One (iOS)
Equations All-In-One solves 130 plus of the most common Math, Chemistry, and Physics formulas used in universities and high schools throughout the world. Each formula allows you to solve for any variable in the given equation. This app is essential for any student but ideal for Math, Physics or Chemistry classes. It includes a unit converter with capability to convert all major units for physics and chemistry.
10. iMathematics Pro (iOS, Android)
With more than 120 topics, over 1000 formulas, an attractive interface, and 7 solvers and calculators, it’s the complete package for the study of math.
These are just ten of the apps available to help you with math applications. You can search further on iTunes or Google Play for hundreds of others.