If you ever wanted your web browser to come with a kitchen sink, Microsoft Edge may eventually be for you. Microsoft continues to throw features at the browser, for better or for worse. I am not sure whether to file a new Math Solver for Edge under the “better” or “worse” pile.
Microsoft says Math Solver is coming now available for Microsoft Edge on the Chromium base. Debuting in preview, the new feature offers solutions to math problems. It is different to the in-built calculator because it is not simply designed to give and answer.
Instead, users can input math problems into Microsoft Edge and see step-by-step instructions on how to solve them. Microsoft explains the feature is designed to help students disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic:
“The impact of Covid-19 has forced students to use more digital learning tools and incorporate their web browser into everyday learning,” a new post to the Microsoft Edge blog reads.
“Students rely on the browser to help them find solutions to their studies, including math. To help these students on their learning journey, we are excited to announce that Microsoft Math Solver will be available as a preview feature starting with Microsoft Edge 91 stable.”
Math Solver works by the student taking a photo of a math problem (hand-written or printed) and Edge will read the image and provide a solution. It will also show how the answer is built with instructions. Yes, Microsoft Edge will now do your math homework for you.
Users are also able to type problems, while other features include video tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets.
Microsoft says Math Solver is part of Edge 91, which is currently in preview across Beta, Dev, and Canary Insider channels. This version of the browser will become widely available following Build 2021 this week.
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