This isn't your ordinary scientific calculator app — I've found it can actually increase efficiency and save time in the classroom. How? Read on to learn more…
When it comes to doing complex calculations, it's often easier to write things out with paper and pencil. Why not try using a tablet and stylus? MyScript offers an advanced handwriting recognition app that recognizes your writing, saving you time by allowing you to write things out by hand. The basic app is completely free, and even the additional add-on options are reasonably priced (currently available for 99 cents).
MyScript is the source of the world’s most advanced technology for handwriting recognition and digital ink management. That’s why more than 250 million users around the globe are using MyScript to harness the power of digital handwriting at work, at home, and on the go. – MyScript
MyScript has a few different handwriting recognition apps available. Specific for calcuations, you'll want to take a look at MyScript Calculator – available on both the iOS and Google Play (Android) marketplaces.
According to MyScript's app description, you can expect the calculator to recognize the following commands:
- Basic Operations: +, -, ×, ÷, /
- Powers, Roots, Exponentials: 7², √, ∛, e³
- Misc. Operations: %, |5|, 3!
- Brackets: ( )
- Trigonometry: cos, sin, tan, cot, cosh, sinh, tanh
- Inverse trigonometry: acos, asin, atan
- Logarithms: ln, log
- Constants: π, e, phi
All in all, this scientific calculator app is definitely worth trying out. Give it a go and let me know how it works out for you! Leave me a comment below on this article.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.