Microsoft makes learning mathematics a ‘breeze’ as the new school year begins
The below information from Microsoft shared via press release from their Caribbean contact piqued my interest. I loved Maths in my school days as I was much better at it than English and History for example. I even scored a perfect 800 in the SAT Maths section. I know Maths can be a struggle for some and I think students in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean can benefit from this.
Press Release [Trinidad, September 9th 2022] : In the era of distance education, teaching or learning algebra, trigonometry and many other forms of mathematics found throughout Trinidad’s secondary school curriculum has become a challenge. These difficulties can lead to aggravation and anxiety that many experience when faced with learning these complex subjects. To help overcome them, Microsoft designed Microsoft Math Solver, a free tool that allows, step by step, to solve and teach how to solve mathematical problems using Artificial Intelligence.
The app covers several areas of mathematics, from elementary arithmetic and quadratic equations to calculus and statistics. It is enough to take a photo with the camera of the cell phone to the problem you want to solve, regardless of whether it is handwritten or printed or, if you prefer, you can write the mathematical problem on the screen of the smartphone or tablet. Math Solver uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to instantly recognize the problem and offer an accurate solution. And that's not all. It also provides a step-by-step explanation so that the student can understand the process by which that solution was arrived at and offers additional materials such as worksheets and video tutorials.
The application is able to recognize problems in 22 languages such as German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Russian, and to build graphs that facilitate the understanding of the processes to reach the appropriation and subsequent application of mathematical knowledge.
Combined with the newly released Microsoft immersive reader, Microsoft has demonstrated their commitment to empowering students and teachers alike in a post covid-19 school system. Technological solutions such as Microsoft Math Solver, and Microsoft’s Immersive reader enhance opportunities and offer innovative ways to access education. At a time when we've all migrated to the "virtual whole" world, Math Solver helps cement the foundational capabilities that are critical to keeping pace with accelerated digital transformation.
Microsoft’s Math Solver is available on the Google Play store and the Apple app store, it can also be used online in your browser at https://math.microsoft.com/en.