Math 42 for iPhone and iPad not only solves math problems but helps you better understand them

Math 42 is an amazing little app for iPhone and iPad that functions both as an all-in-one calculator and as a learning tool. Aimed at 5th to 12th grade level students, you can get the help you need solving problems in many different categories. When you get stuck, Math 42 can even take you step by step through how to solve a particular problem.

Whenever you get stuck on a math problem, it doesn't typically help to just stare at the solution and wait for it to click. This is where Math 42 really stands out and actually helps students understand different types of math including the following -

  • Simplifying expressions
  • Binomial decomposition
  • Fractions
  • Equations (linear and quadratic)
  • Polynomial long division
  • Derivation

Not only can students practice these topics in Math 42, they can also input their own problems and have them solved. Each solution can also be explained step by step which makes for a great learning aid when you get stuck.

Whether you're a student studying math or a parent who really just doesn't remember enough of this kind of stuff to be of much help, Math 42 is a great option to have on hand.

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.