Posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by Will Hagle
Symbolab is an advanced math education tool with a step-by-step calculator.
Symbolab is one of the most advanced calculators currently available for free both online and in the iOS App Store. The calculator is capable of solving problems in algebra, trigonometry, calculus and other subjects, as well as providing step-by-step solutions along the way. The calculator uses a combination of text, numbers and mathematical symbols, several of which could not be found even on a traditional graphing calculator. The site is intended to be used by students from middle school to college, or anyone that needs help practicing mathematics or exploring new mathematical topics.
Symbolab lets users enter any equation or mathematical problem on its homepage, and it provides an immediate solution. The site also provides a step-by-step breakdown of how the problem was solved, as well as a graphical representation if that applies. The site also offers links related to the particular topic from elsewhere around the web, making it easier to find more information about certain mathematical concepts or problems. Symbolab also maintains browsable archives of previously-solved problems, which are explorable by topic. The main categories are Alegebra, Matrices & Vectors, Functions & Graphing, Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics, but each of those categories is further broken down into more specific topics. For anyone that needs help understanding one of those topics, solving a particular problem, or simply exploring different mathematical concepts, Symbolab is one of the most useful tools available for free online.