DURBAN – A free mobile maths app that helps students solve mathematical problems step-by-step has gone live.
Conceptualised and developed by Pietermaritzburg-based young entrepreneur Lloyd Gordon, the app covers all the topics from algebra to trigonometry, solves equations and plots graphs among its many features.
The app is an extension of his web-based programme Open Omnia developed to assist students who struggle with mathematics to better understand the subject.
A student simply types in a mathematical problem and the app returns a step-by-step solution ensuring that students learn how to get to the answer.
"It is not just a scientific calculator it is a learning tool that helps students understand and learn. It provides all the formulae and notes on each of the topics and is intended for high school and university students," said Gordon who has a University of KwaZulu-Natal Computer Science degree.