Math is a difficult subject for a lot of people. It’s totally understandable. There are a bunch of things that numbers do. People look for math apps for a variety of reasons, but most of them are educational. Here are the best math apps for Android right now.
Brainly is a social networking app for students. It lets people ask questions from homework assignments. Other members answer the questions with explanations on how the problem works. It works for more than just math. However, we imagine quite a few of the problems there are math related. Supported education levels include elementary school through some college. It really depends on what people on the network know. It's a free app and service. Check the Google Play Store description for a full list of available topics and subjects.
Graph 89 is one of the better math apps for students. It's an emulator for many popular graphing calculators. The app supports TI-83, TI-83 Plus (first and second edition), TI-84 Plus (first and second edition), TI-89, TI-89 Titanium, TI-92 Plus, and Voyage 200. Yes, that's a lot of different graphing calculators. The only difficult part is getting it to work. This is an emulator, not the actual calculators. Thus, you need to procure the software yourself. Don't worry, it's not too hard. The pro version of the app supports more calculators than the free version.
Khan Academy is one of the more traditional math apps. It lets you review and re-learn math (and other subjects) in a course-like environment. The app includes over 10,000 videos, 40,000 questions, and tons of different types of math. That includes stats, trigonometry, calculus, basic algebra, pre-algebra, arithmetic, and many more. Khan Academy's best feature is its price. It's completely free to use forever. That makes it a must for math apps.
LectureNotes is one of the most popular note taking apps on mobile. It's built with education in mind. The app lets you take notes, draw and write by hand, and even record your teacher's lecture for later listening. The drawing by hand feature is especially useful for math students where typing equations on a calculator just isn't cutting it. Some other features include support for OneNote and Evernote, indexing and organization features, and even video recording. Some features require additional plugins. Those plugins may cost additional money. Otherwise, the app is one of the best math apps for sure.
MyScript Calculator is one of the unique math apps. It lets you write equations in the app. The app then converts it to text and solves it. It supports all of the basic operators along with bits of trigonometry, inverse trigonometry, logarithms, and constants. This is probably best for those in middle school, high school, and early college. After that, support for what you need is a bit iffy. It's one of the more entertaining math apps. However, other apps on this list give you more information and teach a little better. This is best for visual representation and homework more than actual learning.
Photomath is one of a few decent math apps with camera functionality. You basically take a picture of the problem on your paper. It provides step-by-step instruction on solving the problem, the various math needed to solve the problem, and whatever else you might need. The app supports graphs. However, it won't replace your standard graphing calculator anytime soon. It's really neat for what it is. The app is also free with no in-app purchases.
RealCalc is a classic. It functions as a good, solid, basic scientific calculator. Some of the features include a 12-digit display, percentages, support for binary, octal, and hexadecimal, and a lot more. The UI is a little confusing at first. It looks basically like a real calculator. However, those who know their way around scientific calculators should learn this one pretty quickly. We recommend trying the free version first. The developer hasn't released an update in a while so it's important to make sure it works properly before purchasing the full version.
Socratic is one of the newer math apps. Well, technically, it covers a variety of subjects. It works a lot like Photomath. You take a picture of your homework problem. The app spits out results, explanations, a step-by-step process to solve the problem, and more. It even includes video examples in some cases. Like most, there is a ceiling when it comes to how complex the problem can be. However, it should work for most people. It's also completely free with no in-app purchases.
Wolfram has a bunch of decent math apps. The first app to check out is WolframAlpha. It contains a database of math results, help, explanations, and other information. WolframAlpha covers basically everything you can think of, including more complex stuff like number theory, discrete math, statistics, physics, chemistry, and more. It also features course-style apps for many types of math, including pre-algebra, linear algebra, discrete math, and more. Some of these apps are pretty old, though. We recommend trying them out quickly before the Google Play refund time expires.
YouTube is good for basically everything. That makes it one of the better math apps. There are a variety of content creators that deal with math. That includes straight lessons and explanations, number theory, math fun facts, math history, practical uses, and more. Some math-related channels like Numberphile and Mathologer are actually quite popular and entertaining. As usual, YouTube is completely free to use with advertising. YouTube Red removes advertising, allows for background play, and allows for offline play for $9.99 per month.
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