Parents' Guide to

Oh My Homework

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Less-than-helpful tool for math, science, and English.

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Each set of tools in the app slightly different, but some some are confusing and none really help kids learn. Sometimes the interface is hard to navigate. For example, the variable (x) symbol is the same as the multiplication symbol, so it takes a little while to figure out how to use the quadratic calculator. The quadratic calculator will create the graph for students. However, it may not show all the steps they need to help them understand how to graph the function themselves. If kids need to factor before graphing, the quadratic tool does not provide support for that work.

Unfortunately, Oh My Homework also does some of the thinking for kids. In speed problems users are first asked, "What do you want to calculate?" If a user selects time, the tool rearranges the equation to solve for it. Additionally, it doesn't show kids steps for rearranging an equation. In most physics classes students are expected to do this work themselves. For true homework help, other tools like Desmos, can support kids with their math and science homework while also providing opportunities for collaboration with a teacher and other students. And even apps like Socratic, that could potentially lead to cheating, have some learning resources included. So, it's best to skip this one and look elsewhere.

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