One of the things that interest me about the world is that people are continually trying to figure out new ways to solve various problems and evolve previous solutions. As phones are getting smarter, apps are getting smarter too.

There was a time when learning mathematics on your own or trying to help your kids with their math assignment was a difficult thing to do. Not Anymore, welcome to Android apps that help you learn mathematics if you are a student, and help you solve your child’s homework. W

ith tips, tricks and test, we drop the top 6 Mathematics Apps you will find on the Google play store courtesy of thegloor. We will be grouping this into two categories; One for Parents and Students, the other for students only.

**CATEGORY 1: FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS.**

These are the math teaching and problem-solving apps I will likely recommend to any parent or student.

**PHOTOMATH| Free | 4.6 RATING**

It is obvious we will start this with one of the best mathematics apps (if not the best) out there. Photomath brings in simplicity, handwriting recognition, and instructions, etc. to maths. It is an app that lets you point your camera towards a math problem (on your book – remember handwriting recognition huh), and it will magically show you the results with detailed step by step instructions; just like that. Well not truly magically because the solutions are provided using Artificial Intelligence

Photomath provides; Camera Calculator, Handwriting Recognition, Step by step instructions, Smart Calculator, Graphs, solutions, Notebook to help you save your past and favorite assignment and answers and also history.

Also, it supports trigonometry, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, algebraic expressions, linear equations/inequalities, logarithms, exponential and logarithmic functions, derivatives, integrals, arithmetic, systems of equations, absolute equations/inequalities. It also supports about 40 languages.

It also comes with an inbuilt how to use “How to Use It” Manual, and has a friendly User Interface. With over 50 Million play store downloads

Click Here To Download PhotoMath.

**MATHWAY| FREE|4.2 RATING**

Mathway prides itself as the world’s Smartest Mathematics Bot, and it gives you answers in an instant. Mathway app provides a chat interface where you can interact with the Mathway bot, type in your mathematical problems with its inbuilt keyboard and acts as a private tutor. Mathway covers Calculus, Statistics, Precalculus, Finite Math, Chemistry, Graphing, Basic Math, Trigonometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, etc. The app also presents a tutorial, but you have to sign in to see the step by step solution.

This app has featured in Yahoo! News. CNET, Lifehack. Using it is pretty straightforward as you can type in the question or use your camera to scan the mathematical problems and you get your answers and solutions.

Click Here to Download Mathway

**MALMATH: STEP BY STEP SOLVER| FREE| 4.6 RATING**

MalMath is one of the few math problem solvers that work offline, and it is free. Malmath has detailed explanation for each problem as it helps and teaches parents, teachers, and students. It can solve Integrals (indefinite, definite and improper), differentiation 1 and 2, limits (and one side limits), derivatives, algebra, trigonometry (inverse, equations, and transformations), natural logarithms, etc. Malmath uses highlights, graphs analysis when necessary, save and share graphs and also generates math problems with different categories and difficulty levels needed for training using the problem generator.

It has an array of functions and calculations. You can keep a history of math solutions and also share answers. It is a little bit more technical to use than the two apps above, but it works just fine. It doesn’t support problem-solving using the camera though. MalMath also supports about 13 languages. If you like it, you can use the inbuilt donate button to send a few cash to help and support the developers.

Click Here to Download Malmath

**CATEGORY 2: STUDENTS**

Here is the real deal for students who want to become mathematical gurus. Whether you are studying for examinations, self-development or just general knowledge, you should try these apps.

**MATH TRICKS| FREE| 4.5 RATING**

Maths Tricks is designed for students who want to speed up their mathematics solving skills. Users can learn using the training mode before testing their knowledge using game modes. It supports single-player mode, Multiplayer mode, and Joint Player mode, so you learn as you play. This apps comes with eighty-four (84) different tricks to sharpen your mind. While it wouldn’t solve your assignments, it will give you the skills you need to breeze through your tests without using a calculator.

Click Here to Download Maths Tricks

**GRAPHING CALCULATOR + MATH, ALGEBRA & CALCULUS| FREE & PAID| 4.4 RATING**

This app by Mathlab is a monster. I don’t know what to write here. From basic maths to scary maths, this app got you covered. Let me list some of the features it supports;

- SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR

Square root, cube and higher roots (hold √ key), Exponent or power, use x^ key, (x^2), Logarithms ln(), log(), log[base](), Trigonometric functions sin π/2, cos 30°, …, Hyperbolic functions sinh, cosh, tanh, Inverse functions (hold direct function key), (hold x^ key), Scientific and engineering notation Complex numbers, all functions support complex arguments, Derivatives sin x’ = cos x, … (enable in menu), Percent mode, Binary, octal and hexadecimal numbers, 0b1010, 0o123, 0xABC, Save and load history - GRAPHING CALCULATOR

Parametric functions, enter each on new line (x=cos t, y=sin t), Function roots and critical points, Graph intersections, Tracing function values and slopes, Slide to scroll, Multiple functions graphing, Implicit functions up to 2nd degree (ellipse 2x^2+3y^2=1, etc.), (hold x^ key), Scientific and engineering notation Polar graphs (r=cos2θ),Pinch to zoom, Fullscreen graphs (PRO), Function tables, Save graphs as images, Save tables as csv, 3D graphs (PRO) - FRACTION CALCULATOR

Simple and complex fractions 1/2 + 1/3 = 5/6, Mixed numbers, use space to enter values 3 ½, Use parentheses (1+2)/(3+4)=3/7 - ALGEBRA CALCULATOR

Linear equations x+1=2 -> x=1, Quadratic equations x^2-1=0 -> x=-1,1, Approximate roots of higher polynomials, Systems of linear equations, write one equation per line, x1+x2=1, x1-x2=2, Polynomial long division, Polynomial expansion, factoring, Linear and quadratic inequalities - PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

Hold n! key to enter functions, double tap dot to enter comma, Combinations nCr(5,2)=10, Permutations nPr(5,2)=20, Sample A=[1 2 3 4 5], Sample B=[2 3 4 5 6], Population variance varp(A) = 2, Standard deviation stdev(A) = 1.58…, stdevp(A) = 1.41…, Covariance cov(A,B) = 2.5, Correlation corr(A,B) = 1 - MATRIX CALCULATOR

Matrix and vector arithmetic operations, Vector cross product, dot product (hold *) and norm, Matrix determinant, inverse, transpose and trace functions - LIBRARY

Physical constants (PRO), User defined constants and functions (PRO), Save expressions for future reference

The help list is so extensive that they have a full site to cover the tutorials or download the user manual in PDF format

Click Here To Download Graphing Calculator

**2000 MATHS TRICKS | ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS| Free |**

This app comes with over 1500 tricks to help to flash through maths test. According To The Developer, ” Math Tricks & Shortcuts for Competitive Exam app is a preparatory app on mathematics for various competitive examinations, like, SSC, UPSC, CPO, LIC, GIC and UTI among others. The aim of this app is not only to acquaint the students with various types of problems given in these examinations and how to solve them, but to also teach the students more effective ways to tackle each of the problems faster and more effectively.”

Students of all Ages can use it as the tricks starts from basic maths tricks to Permutation and Combination etc. and also has examples to prove and support the listed tricks. Let me say 2000 Maths Tricks app is like Maths Trick above without the game mode but with more tricks.

Download 2000 Maths Tricks App Here

**THE NEWBIE**

This category is a new addition to our list. It contains an app that is promising in this category though not popular on the play store.

Today’s Newbie is** MathsApp – Vedic Math Tricks.**

This app offers students tests they can use to practice for competitive examinations. It has different features such as Gone in 60 seconds that allows users to attempt as many questions as they can in a Minute, Super 30, Do it fast! And Go on and On.

The app is divided into two sections:

1. Know by heart Section – To learn and practice basic multiplication tables, squares, cubes, square roots, cube roots, indices, reciprocals, percentages, etc. Memorizing these essential values provides you with an edge and makes you super quick while calculating.

2. Calculate magically Section- To learn Vedic Maths tricks that enable you to compute much faster, almost in a magical manner. Practice these speed calculation methods through the endless testing modules until you are entirely comfortable with each one of them.

Click Here To Download Mathsapp

**WORTHY MENTIONS**

Others worthy mentions include;

MySCript Calculator that converts your smartphone to a notebook and allows you to write the questions on the screen, so you get instant results.

Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help which is a social app that allows users to connect with thousands of other users to ask for solutions and explanations. and MathPapa – Algebra Calculator.

Do well to check our list of Android apps to enhance your productivity and also android games to that you can play to enable you to think faster, learn and develop your brain. Have a question for us or want us to test and recommend any other app? Drop your suggestions and questions using the comment box.

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