Math Helper – ultimate app to help solve math equations for students
May 13, 2013 3:44 PM –
Math Helper is a companion app for anyone studying or teaching higher mathematics. If you’re looking for a friendly app to help your child learn their times tables, walk away now. If you’re still reading, this is a hardcore mathematics application which is superb if you’re studying exercises like linear algebra, vector algebra, derivatives, probability theory and sequences. The app features a built in calculator, step-by-step guidance and sample templates to practice on.
Price: Free for the Lite version, ~$3.63 (£2.33) for the full version
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Nice layout!
- Step-by-step explanations!
- Problem template!
- Built in calculator!
So if you’re still reading this, you’re going to be awesome with numbers, a serious maths fan and perhaps list Good Will Hunting as one of your favourite films. Math Helper is a useful assistant for creating, understanding and solving complex mathematical equations. Now, I’m no ‘mathlete’ myself, but I can see immediately why this would be useful.
The app contains a list of different headings for different problem types. Linear algebra includes operations with matrices in addition to systems of linear equations. Vector algebra covers vectors and figures. The mathematical analysis covers derivatives while there’s an ‘Other’ section which includes probability theory and numbers and sequence.
When you select an option, for example ‘Figures’ beneath Vector algebra, you get to see a list of relative problems; calculate the area of a triangle, whether the four points lie on the same plane, calculate the volume of a tetrahedron and find the volume and height of a tetrahedron. After choosing one of these (it feels a little like falling down a rabbit hole if you do not understand some of these terms!), you view a three part screen with problem template, how to fill out section and theory section. This lets you enter units to work with, an description of how to complete the exercise, in addition to the theory behind it.
The app features proper expressions and mathematical diagrams so it should be easy to follow for those studying maths. Perhaps the only part of the app which might put you off is the price because, at about $3.58, it’s not cheap. However, if you are studying maths, this could be an incredibly useful resources to have, especially when revising and applying theories.
Maths Helper – Theory
Maths Helper – … and solve!
Maths Helper – Calculator
Maths Helper – Menu
Maths Helper – Options
Maths Helper – Problem
Maths Helper – Review request
Maths Helper – Template
This is a great resource to have sitting in your pocket. It covers a wide range of mathematical elements in addition to including a calculator, problem template and theory explanations. Aside from the maths problems, the app is very easy to use.
Ease of Use:
Like I said, for the non-student it’s a little like tumbling down a rabbit hole. But if you know your way around, it’s very well laid out.
This will depend very much on the user. However, with exam season being around the corner, it might be a great app to help with revision.
The interface is pretty slick, for an educational app. There’s a chalkboard motif which mixes with a notebook-style colour background on other pages. The app moves around very smoothly too, with responsive touches and simple tab presses.