For many students, math can be a particularly challenging subject in school. Math is sequential, in that each lesson is part of the foundation for future learning. If students do not have a solid understanding of each concept as they go, it may impact their ability to build the skills necessary to understand more complex and abstract mathematical concepts in the future.
The impact of Covid-19 has forced students to use more digital learning tools and incorporate their web browser into everyday learning. Students rely on the browser to help them find solutions to their studies, including math. To help these students on their learning journey, we are excited to announce that Microsoft Math Solver will be available as a preview feature starting with Microsoft Edge 91 stable.
Microsoft Math Solver allows a student to snap a picture of a math problem – be it handwritten or printed – and get an instant solution with step-by-step instructions to help them learn how to reach the solution on their own. It includes a mathematical keyboard so students can easily type math problems instead of hunting around a traditional keyboard for the characters they need. It also provides many options to continue learning with additional materials such as quizzes, worksheets, and video tutorials to help students continue to practice and grow their math skills.
We are rolling this out as a preview feature, and are still exploring the possibility of including the feature permanently in the future. Our goal with including Microsoft Math Solver in Microsoft Edge is to bring more equity in learning by democratizing math learning for students who need help but are unable to get access to help.
To enable the feature on in Microsoft Edge 91 or higher (currently available in Canary, Dev, and Beta channels), navigate to the settings menu (…) in the top right corner of the browser, open More Tools and select Math Solver.
We hope you enjoy Microsoft Math Solver during the preview phase. Please share your stories about your experience with the feature and if you have any suggestions for improvement. To provide feedback, please use the feedback option in the browser or take a short survey: Feedback survey for Math Solver.
We look forward to introducing additional features to help students achieve better learning results. Thank you for joining us on this journey – we look forward to hearing from you!