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Qalaxia - A platform for all things interesting

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Sangeetha Pulapaka
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When we enter the words - “why are students scared of” in google, the first word that the autocomplete suggests is “math”. “Maths” is again the first search hit for “which subjects are students most scared of”. Needless to say, this is sadly true.

 

Whether mathematics is interesting or boring, it is widely used in our day-to-day activities in real life. It is also an important part of the school level curriculum in the world. Teachers face several challenges in effective math dissemination in the classroom: a wide range in abilities of students, lack of support or resources, large class sizes, time constraints – the list goes on. Similarly, there exist many reasons that contribute to students’ phobia towards math. Math phobia prevents students from engaging in and enjoying math.

 

Parents would like to help by easing the burden on teachers and bringing math within the grasp of their students. Moreover, with the pandemic forcing many kids to attend school from home, students cannot help but turn to their parents for homework help. However, not all parents are equally equipped to help their children. This is where homework websites come in handy. 

 

  1.  StudyGeek- is a nonprofit website "where PhD experts help with math homework". The site offers detailed sections on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics. 
  2. Chegg - A paid 24/7 homework help website, which offers textbook solutions, expert help, video solutions and practice tests.
  3. Skooli - A pay as you go website which helps the user connect with the best tutors for expert online help. College students can learn from subject experts holding master’s and doctorate degrees.
  4. Byju's learning app - A instant doubt solver, which also provides free educational videos and solutions for over 4000 existing questions. 
  5. Reddit - A free math homework help tool, where questions posted, are answered by experts and students. Help is provided from college level concepts to school concepts. It is not a dumping ground for questions, help is provided in clarifying concepts, walking through an example, or just getting started.
  6. Quora - is an online platform to gain and share knowledge, to ask questions and connect with people with similar insights, who help with quality answers.
  7. Qalaxia - A new and an upcoming question-answer engine for K12, which provides free expert help for textbook questions and otherwise. Qalaxia is the only website that has both human and AI-powered answers. Providing expert and timely help with homework solutions is just a small slice of Qalaxia. Qalaxia aims to be the information conduit to all things K12.
  8. Stackexchange - Stackexchange is a question and answer website for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. 
  9. Bartleby - A question and answer website which offers paid expert help to answer, build your understanding in over 30 STEM and Business subjects. 
  10. Brainly - Brainly is the knowledge-sharing community where students and experts come together to solve questions. This instant homework help website is currently available in 35 countries.  
  11. Course Hero -  meant to help with your coursework. This website offers free access to a la carte tutoring or other features for a monthly price, Course Hero stands out with their practice answers, large database of user-generated answers, and more affordably priced points.
  12. Studyandanswers - the website offers free homework help to students.
  13. The other math apps worthy of mention are :
  • Purplemath
  • Mathpapa
  • Cymath
  • Wolframalpha
  •  Photomath
  • GeoGebra
  • Scilab
  • Sagemath
  • Maxima

          

Ways to make math interesting has been the one common goal of experts worldwide, and the above mentioned websites strive to do so. We stand together in this common goal to play a valuable role in bringing equity of access in education and in leveling the playing field. The belief that education should not be limited to time and cost constraints, and the trust built by the teachers, parents and students is what motivates us to perform better.