Imagine how much easier your High School days would have been with the PhotoMath app. All you do is snap a picture of a difficult math problem using the camera on your phone, and the answer pops up right in front of you. The app supports problems using decimals and fractions, arithmetic expressions, powers and roots and simple linear equations.Versions of the app are now available for free in the Windows Phone Store, and in the Apple App Store. Android users will have to wait until early next year to download PhotoMath. The company behind the app, MicroBlink, had worked on PhotoPay. Take a picture of a bill using the camera on your phone, and the money is zapped out of your bank and is used to pay the bill. The technology was licensed to 14 banks in Europe.While MicroBlink has a number of possible applications for its technology, getting thousands of students to test out their technology for free is a brilliant strategy. We should add that the app works only with printed equations, and … [Read more...] about PhotoMath uses your phone’s camera to solve math problems
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posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:02 3 1. j3ss323 (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Aug 2014) As if the education system wasn't bad enough... posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:43 1 8. oboboy14 (Posts: 51; Member since: 27 Mar 2014) You're lofty ideals are better presented elsewhere. posted on 22 Oct 2014, 01:12 0 14. luis.d (Posts: 354; Member since: 04 Dec 2013) You're making a point :p posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:16 5 2. Sauce2 (banned) (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Oct 2014) Where was this app back in my high school days =( posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:26 1 6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012) Sauce2 lol. Clever name. posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:16 0 3. Micah007 (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 Oct 2014) Awesome, this will make AP Physics so much easier :) posted on 21 Oct 2014, 16:19 2 4. NexusX (Posts: 593; Member since: 16 May 2013) i'm starting to think this is one giant conspiracy by Google and Apple to turn us all into idiots while … [Read more...] about Comments for : PhotoMath uses your phone’s camera to solve math problems

DT Daily: Smart iWallet, app solves math problems, real hoverboard
Today on DT Daily: a biometric smart wallet, get easy As in math with your smartphone, and will a real hoverboard be ready for Back to the Future’s most famous date?Apple’s Apple Pay system is big news these days, but if you’re not quite ready to join the touchtopay future, well, we’ve got a wallet for you that’s almost as high tech.Ironically called the “iWallet,” the hardshell device features a fingerprint reader and is available in either aluminum or carbon fiber. After setup, just glide your finger over the reader to open it. Oh, and if you leave it at the bar and walk away, your smartphone will let you know. Conversely, the wallet can tell you if you forget to grab your smartphone after that third drink.The iWallet costs about $600 depending on options, and we strongly suggest George Costanza look into getting one as soon as possible.Do you fondly remember all those math tests from school days gone by? Yeah, we don’t either. But … [Read more...] about DT Daily: Smart iWallet, app solves math problems, real hoverboard
Thanks science! Math phobia can literally cause brain pain
We knew it! There’s a good reason your body, brain, and heart physically avoided math homework and dreaded fulfilling those required quantitative skills credit all these years. A recent study by researchers at the University of Chicago has concluded that math anxiety can actually result in physical brain pain, so much so that even the thought of doing math makes the brain hurt.“For someone who has math anxiety, the anticipation of doing math prompts a similar brain reaction as when they experience pain—say, burning one’s hand on a hot stove,” Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, tells Medical Xpress.The study found that the anticipation of doing math, such as fearing an exam or dreading going to a class, triggers more of the pseudo pain reaction than the attempt to solve actual math problems. The experiment looked at instances of math anxiety such as handing 14 adult test subjects a math textbook and … [Read more...] about Thanks science! Math phobia can literally cause brain pain
Solve Math problems by just scanning your notebook with PhotoMath
One of the most dreadful subjects in a student’s life is mathematics. Considered a challenging subject for majority of the students around the world, various companies launch ways to make maths easier. While learning algebra or any such advanced math, solving an equation can be confusing and complicated. Due to the advent of technology, various apps are available in the market which help in solving equations. But the app known as PhotoMath is way different than all the other conventional apps. This app helps one solve all complicated math problems just at the touch of a button in the literal sense. The PhotoMath app is available on the Google Play Store as well as the iOS store.As the name suggests, PhotoMath solves all sorts of maths equations through the technique of a picture. All one has to do is click a picture of the problem which needs to be solved and the app produces its solution immediately. In order to use this app, one needs a smartphone with a camera and this app … [Read more...] about Solve Math problems by just scanning your notebook with PhotoMath
Don’t Freak if you Can’t Solve a Math Problem that’s Gone Viral
Mathematics/Statistics As a mathematician, I suppose I should subscribe to the “no such thing as bad publicity” theory, except that problems of this ilk a) usually aren’t that difficult once you get the trick, b) sometimes aren’t even math problems and c) fuel the defeatist “I’m not good at math” fire that pervades American culture. The inability to solve such a problem quickly is certainly not indicative of a person’s overall math skill, nor should it prompt a crisis of confidence about the state of American math aptitude.When is Cheryl’s birthday?In April, the internet erupted with shock that 10yearolds in Singapore were asked to answer the following question on an exam.The logic puzzle from the Singapore and Asian Math Olympiads.Except that it wasn’t for elementary school students at all; rather it appeared on an Asian Olympiad exam designed for mathematically talented high school students. What’s more, this … [Read more...] about Don’t Freak if you Can’t Solve a Math Problem that’s Gone Viral
New Twist on Ancient Math Problem could Improve Medicine, Microelectronics
Informatics New Twist on Ancient Math Problem could Improve Medicine, MicroelectronicsJoshua Anderson (right) and Sharon Glotzer, members of The Glotzer Group in the Laboratory for Computational Nanoscience & Soft Matter, demonstrate their new mathematical problem: the best way to fill a space with overlapping shapes while respecting the boundary. Courtesy of Joseph XuIt turns out we've been missing a version of the famous "packing problem," and its new guise could have implications for cancer treatment, secure wireless networks, microelectronics and demolitions, researchers say. Called the "filling problem," it seeks the best way to cover the inside of an object with a particular shape, such as filling a triangle with discs of varying sizes. Unlike the traditional packing problem, the discs can overlap. It also differs from the "covering problem" because the discs can't extend beyond the triangle's boundaries."Besides introducing the problem, we also provided a solution in two … [Read more...] about New Twist on Ancient Math Problem could Improve Medicine, Microelectronics
Problemsolving Ants inspire Nextgen Algorithms
Informatics Problemsolving Ants Inspire Nextgen AlgorithmsArgentine ant. Courtesy of PenarcAn ant colony is probably the last place you'd expect to find a math whiz, but researchers have shown that the humble ant is not only capable of solving difficult mathematical problems, but is even able to do what few computer algorithms can — adapt the optimal solution to fit a changing problem. These findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, deepen our understanding of how even simple animals can overcome complex and dynamic problems in nature, and will help computer scientists develop even better software to solve logistical problems and maximize efficiency in many human industries. Using a novel technique, Chris Reid and Associate Professor Madeleine Beekman from the University of Sydney School of Biological Sciences, working with Professor David Sumpter of Uppsala University, Sweden, tested whether Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) could solve a dynamic … [Read more...] about Problemsolving Ants inspire Nextgen Algorithms
‘Nyet’ to $1 million? Math Genius may Reject Award for Proving Poincare Conjectur
Mathematics/Statistics 'Nyet' to $1 million? Math Genius may Reject Award for Proving Poincare Conjectur On March 18, 2010, the Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, MA, announced it had awarded Grigory Perelman a $1 million Millennium Prize for solving a problem that has stumped mathematicians for a century. (AP Photo/International Mathematicians Congress) Who doesn't want to be a millionaire? Maybe a 43yearold unemployed bachelor who lives with his elderly mother in Russia — and who won $1 million for solving a problem that has stumped mathematicians for a century. Grigory Perelman can't decide if he wants the money."He said he would need to think about it," said James Carlson, who telephoned Perelman with the news he had won the Millennium Prize awarded by the Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, MA.Carlson said he wasn't too surprised by the apparent lack of interest from Perelman, a reclusive genius who has a history of refusing big prizes. In 2006, … [Read more...] about ‘Nyet’ to $1 million? Math Genius may Reject Award for Proving Poincare Conjectur
Knotty Fourdecadeold Math Problem Solved
Mathematics/Statistics Knotty Fourdecadeold Math Problem Solved It’s not as famous as Fermat’s Last Theorem. In fact, the math problem, which has not had a correct solution since it was proposed in the 1960s, doesn’t even have a name. But a new, elegant solution for the unnamed 40year old problem has intrigued scientists enough to be published in a twopart paper in one of the world’s top math journals. Dino Lorenzini of the University of Georgia and two French colleagues, Michel Raynaud and Qing Liu, recently published the mathematical foundations for the new proof in the journal Inventiones Mathematicae and will soon published the proof itself. “What makes this problem possibly unusual,” said Lorenzini, “is that two mathematical mistakes in the literature had to be corrected before the problem could be correctly solved.” Intractable problems in mathematics have long had an allure for the general public. … [Read more...] about Knotty Fourdecadeold Math Problem Solved