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# Help your kids with maths homework

Math can be daunting. Tap for apps that help you help them.

**If it’s been a while** since you’ve brushed up on your algebra, geometry, trig or (gulp) calculus, you might feel a little pang of dread when your child asks for help with maths homework.

Yes, sometimes even the people who provide the help need a little help. The next time you’re stuck (or, even better, before you get stuck), check out these apps.

## Find help in a snap

‣ Here’s a category that really feels like magic.

With *Photomath* and *Mathway*, take a picture of a maths problem written on a piece of paper and – thanks to machine-learning technology – the apps explain how to find the solution.*Photomath* will graph out problems too. *Mathway* ups the ante with the ability to solve finite maths, statistics and linear algebra problems – and even chemistry equations.

## Graph it

‣ Lugging around a bulky, expensive graphing calculator used to be a rite of passage in high school and college. But these days, most of those calculator functions can be performed in an app that weighs zero ounces – and that’s a lot less expensive too. *GeoGebra Graphing Calculator* is a powerful graphing calculator with a very simple menu bar along the bottom. That’s where you enter equations to plot functions, polar and parametric curves and pull off transformations with sliders. *Desmos Graphing Calculator* also lets you plot any equation, line or parabola – and it lets you save your graphs so you can come back to them later. With a pinch of two fingers, zoom in and out to get any view you’d like of a graph. With a tap, you can see coordinates too.