Happy almost Pi Day!
Monday is March 14, otherwise known as 3/14, otherwise known as Pi Day! It’s the day we nerds celebrate the beautiful irrational number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which we commonly abbreviate to 3.14.
Not everyone gets excited about Pi like a true math nerd does, but you can get excited about these cool apps that render your college algebra classes even less relevant than they used to be.
Where the heck was this app when I was in high school? With a couple of clicks, Photomath (iOS and Android) scans and solves mathematical equations without getting out a pencil or even a calculator. Photomath also takes you through the solution step by step to teach you how it’s done.
After TripIt, the Travelmath website is the most helpful travel tool I use. The site tells you driving distances, the nearest airport to a city and all kinds of extremely helpful calculations that make travel easier.
I had three roommates in college, and I still remember the phone bills with color-coded highlights and calculations that helped us divide up the bill. Splitwise (iOS and Android) does the math for you, dividing up bills, rent and more for group expenses. A new iOS restaurant tool helps you split the check.
- MyScript Calculator
These apps recognize your handwriting as you write out your equations and await their simple solution.
If you want to know about every single thing in the entire world and have that information at your fingertips no matter where you are, Wolfram|Alpha is what you seek. What do I mean by everything? I mean everything.
These are awesome Beth. Thanks. Kids are doing advanced maths and it’s amazing how much I had forgotten (or more, what I can remember), but these tools will really help.