There’s a great potential here, though, as the software matures enough to quickly and easily solve a wider variety of problems.It’s up to us as parents and educators to make sure we continue to teach our children how to learn, rather than focusing on the “right answer,” which many kids can get using 20-year-old calculators.If you are at this page, I'm sure you're aware of the power of doing a Google or Yahoo search.
As a tutor, I try to ask students to learn the material and ask me questions that they are having trouble with. Does a guidance counselor ever use the formula for an ellipse or convert grams to moles or calculate the trajectory of an arrow shot from a bow at an angle of 33.2 degrees above the horizon with an initial speed of 42.8 m/s? So while some people might look down on homework help or homework cheating, I don't see it as a huge sin and those who do can jump in a lake (with piranhas! I warn students that they typically need to know the material to pass their class exams, so please don't view this as a complete "get out of jail free card".
I understand that most students taking college algebra, physics, or chemistry will seldom use the information in those courses and I would rather see someone get on with their life and get a job than get held back.
For example: suppose you are searching for an answer to this question...
How long does it take for a car traveling at a speed of 50.0 miles per hour to travel 300 feet?
My math-averse daughter wanted to cheat on her algebra homework.
So we downloaded Photo Math, a free app that lets you take a picture of your mathematical and algebraic equations, solving them for you and showing the steps to the solution.
Photo Math is the first app I’ve seen that uses the camera and optical character recognition technology to capture math problems.
Android app y Homework will solve basic mathematics and algebraic equations, but you need to type them in.
And there is no guarantee you'll get the right answer to your homework question.
It is a real pain just typing your questions to email them to a tutor, and if there are a lot of mathematical formulas and/or diagrams, this is next to impossible!