Thursday, March 20, 2014

It’s A Small World

Mathematics is a language; it is the language of science. Our vision, when we started this journey more than two years ago, was to make scientific content universally accessible by expanding the searchable space onto scientific notations, expressions, equations and formulas.  So we’ve built a search engine that does just that.  But for kids to learn math, first and foremost they need help with their class work, they need help solving problems, they need help now.  So we’ve built step by step solutions engine that can solve any math problem to complement the search.  The response is amazing, school kids and college students love Symbolab, not because they can “cheat” with their homework, but because they can finally understand math.

To be really helpful, we are now making the solution steps available in multiple languages.
The world is not so small after all…we are doing this step-by-step, starting with calculus solution steps in Chinese and Russian.

Here’s the link to Symbolab Solutions in Simplified Chinese:

Here’s the link to Symbolab Solutions in Russian:

Stay tuned for updates


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Symbolab Site Updates

We’ve made some changes to the site to make our solution steps even better.

What to expect?  To start with, information points; with more details, rules and tips to help you better understand the topic without interrupting the solution steps flow.  You are going to see a lot more of this over time.   We’ve also updated the display format of theorems and definitions to make it stick out.   Lastly, we’ve added description and structure to the steps.

Lets take a closer look at how it all works.

Information points, simply click the icon next to the relevant step to learn more.
Here’s how it looks like (click here):

Theorem definitions are now clearly displayed (and yes, you can always choose to hide the definition, just like with steps), here’s an example (click here):

More details structured steps, here’s an example of definite integrals (click here):

Make sure to continue sending us your feedback, we listen…
…and thank you for helping us improve our site.