Mathway is a great free online math calculator that helps students with their math problems. With a single click, students can access solutions to complex math problems and view step by step explanations. This is a great way for students to learn not only the solution but, more importantly, learn about the process that led to that solution.

However,  Mathway, like all other math solver apps, is only educationally beneficial when students use it in appropriate ways. It should be used as the last resource when students have done their best to solve their math problems independently.  

Mathway covers a wide variety of math topics including: 
“Basic Math/Pre-Algebra (arithmetic, integers, fractions, decimal numbers, roots, factors, and more…)Algebra (linear equations/inequalities, quadratic equations/inequalities, absolute equations/inequalities, systems of equations, logarithms, functions, matrices, graphing, and more…)Trigonometry/Precalculus (trigonometric functions, identities, conic sections, vectors, matrices, complex numbers, sequences and series, and more…)Calculus (limits, derivatives, integrals, and more…)Statistics (probability, permutations, combinations, and more…)”.

How does Mathway Calculator works?
The way Mathways Calculator works is simple and easy. Open Mathway on the web or mobile app then select a subject from the top right corner. There are Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Graphing, Finite Math, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Algebra, and more. Next, type in your problem or upload a picture of your math problem. 

If you use Mathway app, you can simply point the camera of your device at the problem and snap a photo to upload to Mathway. Or, you can use voice to text feature to say your math problem and the app converts it into text. Once done, click to submit and voila!

Mathway Glossary
Mathway Glossary, located at the bottom of the page, helps students learn about a wide range of math concepts and terminology. Students can use the search box to type in a math concept and get detailed explanations. 

Mathway Worksheets
Mathway provides a free tool that allows students and teachers to easily create  different types of worksheets. Here is how it works: Head over to and choose a subject (e.g., algebra, calculus, ect.). 

In the box next to the subject, select one of the values. then click on Create. Click to edit the worksheet then click on the Settings icon to specify the number of problems and columns to include in your worksheet. When you are done, click on Print.

Mathway Examples

In this section, students access examples of solved math problems. Again, the purpose is for students to learn the process used to reach the solution and not find quick shortcuts to solutions.  

There are over 5 billion problems solved in Mathway. Students can simply type in a math problem or use the categories under the search box to browse these examples. They can also use the Popular Problems column on the right for quick access to examples.

Is Mathway free?

Mathway offers both  free and paid plans. The free plan allows students to use Mathways calculators to solve their math problems but they need to upgrade if they want to see sept-by-step solutions. 

There are both monthly and annual subscriptions to choose from. Also, Mathway offers an optional live tutoring subscription upgrade that provides access to a live tutor anytime you need additional help

Is Mathway available as a mobile app?

Besides the web version, Mathways Calculator is also available in both Google Play and App Store for free download. 

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