Parents' Guide to

MyScript Calculator

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Instantly solves handwritten math equations; watch cheating.

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This calculator helps kids easily find the answers to a wide variety of math problems. MyScript Calculator has many uses and appeals to a variety of age ranges and skill levels. The free version is enough for younger kids doing single-step problems, but it also has complicated calculation features that are suited for advanced math. Older students in middle school and high school who are learning difficult math concepts can use it to check their work. Younger elementary-age kids can write a number on the screen and then watch it magically transform into text, to build confidence with accurate number formation. Parents who might not be confident in solving difficult math calculations can use the app as a strategy to provide a solution. Because many kids are required to solve problems vertically, it's too bad this calculator doesn't support that orientation. However, for children who have dyscalculia, which impacts their ability to learn new math concepts, the app can be used for additional instruction and educational activities that may help improve their overall success and confidence. As with any app that readily provides answers, parents will want to supervise when and how it's used.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Math: addition, algebra, arithmetic, calculus, counting, division, equations, fractions, functions, multiplication, numbers, ratio, sequences, statistics, subtraction
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, making conclusions, prediction, problem solving, strategy, thinking critically, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free (in-app purchase for Power Pack $.99)
  • Release date: November 6, 2015
  • Category: Productivity
  • Publisher: MyScript
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 16, 2019

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