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MathPapa - Algebra Calculator

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Handy algebra helper with X factor; watch for cheating.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

I liked the answers that they gave me. However, the answers. You need to check if the answers they put out there are the correct ones. I recommend going to Google or another trusted website and putting in that same equation and seeing if the answers for both of them are the same.

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  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This helpful tool goes from free homework helper to full-featured paid algebra tutor in a handy app, but parents will need to make sure it's being used for learning and not cheating. It's impressive how simply, effectively, and quickly the app can solve algebraic equations entered by users -- for free. In the paid version, which is a monthly subscription, kids get complete algebra lessons -- from the basics to advanced concepts, including graphing examples. No login is required. Just enter the equation and get the step-by-step solution. For kids struggling with algebraic thinking, MathPapa - Algebra Helper could be a great tool to support the instruction they get in school, but adult oversight is best so kids don't just use it as a shortcut to easy answers.

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