Think of Math 42 as a combination of a calculator and a maths tutor. It doesn’t just solve maths problems but it explains the process that was used to find the answer. Although it won’t replace the teaching of a new concept, it will certainly help to remind students of rules and formulas, especially when a teacher is not present.
In addition to working out maths problems, the app also has a very good training and test system. It has the options of studying fractions, simplifying terms, derivations and more — each with an easy, medium and hard difficulty option. The time taken to complete the test is recorded with your answers and a score is generated and saved.
Although the name is a little random, the app is thoroughly worth having. The step-by-step working out of a solution is just not something you see in other calculator apps. It’s great for home or classroom use, and the price tag is something we just love!