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MyScript Calculator

I was doing research on Socratic the other day when I found the app, MyScript Calculator.  The app seems pretty cool.  A person types math equations onto his/her phone’s screen, and it solves them.  This sounds like a great way to check to see if a person’s math is correct.  The bad part of this app is it does not show a person how to solve the equation. Photomath integrates camera support, but, again, that’s just math. WolframAlpha is unarguably a fantastic tool for quickly finding relevant answers and information. Compared to Socratic it’s not quite as simple, though, as it targets an older audience. One has to research the problem themselves in WolframAlpha, as opposed to just snapping a picture and seeing what comes up. I use WolframAlpha quite a lot, and I think that the benefits to the individual that come from research outweigh any potential convenience in an educational capacity, but that’s a matter of opinion.

I am pretty interested in this app.  Check it out and comment below telling me what you think.

 

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Socratic Android App

Screenshot (397)Having trouble doing your homework?  Then I may have the app for you!  It’s called Socratic.  It was launched at the end of the last school year.  But it has been around for almost a year, it used to be called Homework Genius.  It seems like the app might be pretty cool.  You simply take a picture of your homework, it presents information on the topic, and it provides you with answers.

But does it work?  Yes and no.

I have read some reviews that state that the less writing that is on the worksheet the better it works.  The review went on to say that it just did okay with math worksheets.  One review thought it would work pretty well for Middle School students.

I am really excited for someone to check this out and give me their opinion of the app.

Check it out and then comment below what you think.

I myself have never used it but it seems like it might be good.  Comment below if you have used Socratic and if you have found it useful.