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By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Subscription tool gives solutions with steps; kids can copy.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 2+

Doesn't work

If you have any problems above a middle school level you won't get the correct answer would use it there are more websites that would actually help you then this one
age 18+

They change plans and then lie to you

I use to LOVE mathway now it is a waste of time. They change plans while they are in a testing time.

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

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (7 ):

Even though it's a great tool for teens looking for a shortcut, this app has supportive features for guided practice that make it a worthy, flexible companion for math students across grade levels, especially with a subscription. Creating custom worksheets is one way to practice before a test, and the glossary is great because kids can browse alphabetically or by topic, and individual entries show up as highlighted, clickable text in the explanations of different problems. Unfortunately, those features are only on the website. The graphing feature also is especially good in that it's a simple, user-friendly way to neatly, precisely graph equations or illustrate geometric figures. The subscription is pricey for sure, and there will definitely be kids who will only use it to copy down solutions, so look for stark differences between homework and test performance as a possible indication of misuse; however, if used properly, the various features could help struggling kids or those who want to explore math beyond the classroom.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Math : algebra, arithmetic, calculus, statistics, Science : chemistry
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : defining problems, problem solving, thinking critically, Self-Direction : academic development, initiative, self-assessment, work to achieve goals
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (subscription options for more features $9.99-$149.99)
  • Release date: February 5, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Mathway LLC
  • Version: 3.2.7
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Last updated: March 13, 2019

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