Parents' Guide to


By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Point, scan, solve support tool; watch for cheating.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Educational value
age 18+

Big Scam

I tried to subscribe for the monthly fee, it automatically did a year subscription without my consent. When I cancelled it, about an hour later, the email I got was to say that there is no refunds. Avoid at ALL costs!! Although the app itself is nice, the method in which they get your money is almost criminal.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (7):

This easy-to-use app is a useful support tool that shows the steps involved in solving math problems, but parents should make sure that kids don't use it as a shortcut for completing assignments. There's a brief intro tutorial that walks users through features, and a help section answers common questions and allows users to submit their own questions. Photomath - Camera Calculator supports many types of math problems, but there's a moderately long list of problem types it does not support. Although the free version is quite handy, the subscription version provides detailed explanations of solutions, is reasonably priced, and could really help struggling kids if used properly. A feature for solving geometry and graphing problems would be a great addition.

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