PhotoMath App

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Photomath App

Photomath app (iPhone / iPad; free) developed by Microblink, promotes the apps as the world’s first camera calculator. I have been well aware of using cameras to access text but math has always been a tough AT situation in my opinion. This app is pretty amazing. Although I have trialed it with just a few math problems, it worked quite well given that I had good lighting, the problems were spaced appropriately to capture just one equation on a the worksheet.

So it’s as simple as snapping a picture of an equation (no it won’t do work problems or conversion) and it calculates the answer and shows the steps. It also saves the problems previously calculated for later reference.

Amazing. Pictures of process:

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Great for checking your work and understanding the math process for math expressions, fractions and decimals, powers and root and simple linear equations. There might be hope for me yet with math!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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