Students these days have a lot of resources available at their disposal thanks to the Internet. In fact there is so much out there that most students will never even use a lot of the tools available, and a good example of that is Microsoft Mathematics. This free app covers everything from basic math to precalculus, and can even provide step-by-step explanations for solving math problems. The screenshot above demonstrates what the problem solver looks like including the explanations that are provided for every step. Pretty amazing.
Here’s a rundown on some of the things Microsoft Mathematics is capable of:
- The step-by-step equation solver
Students can use this to learn how to solve difficult math problems.
- Graphing calculator
Its full features and large two-dimensional and enhanced three-dimensional color graphs can better illustrate problems and concepts.
- Formulas and equations library
Students will find more than 100 commonly used equations and formulae to help identify and apply equations.
- Triangle solver
This graphing tool explains triangles and their parts.
- Unit conversion tool
Students can use this handy tool to quickly and easily convert units of measure, including length, area, volume, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, power, velocity, and time.
Neat, huh? Imagine doing your homework with this at your side!
Microsoft Mathematics Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)