After announcing the open source Windows Calculator app in March last year, Microsoft also announced that it was developing a blockbuster new feature, The Graphing Mode. Simply put, this pattern transforms the functional equations entered by the user into graphs, helping users, especially students, learn algebra better. After nearly a year of development, Microsoft has finally announced that the model is about to be open to users.
Microsoft engineer Dave Grochocki’s idea suggests that students can use graphics to learn algebra. He points out that algebra is a stepping stone to more advanced math and other science and engineering programs, but it is also a course that American students often fail.
In a BETT announcement released today, Microsoft said calculator applications can visualize functional equations during this year’s back-to-school season, providing students with new avenues for learning mathematical knowledge such as equations and algebra on computers. Currently, members of the Fast Channel’s Windows Insider project can already test this feature in the latest version of the calculator app.
In the BETT announcement, Microsoft also announced that it was about to launch a number of blockbuster features: including adding equation stools to the OneNote app for Windows 10, which allowed the creation of equations with the necessary symbols. What’s more, the “mathematical assistant” in OneNote has entered the iPad version of the app, solving equations and viewing step-by-step solutions. In the future, it will also be able to draw equations. Finally, students at the school will be able to connect OneNote to a Microsoft Translation Subtitle session, receive subtitles and translations directly into OneNote, and take notes.