My experience with One Second Solver
Our august issue cover was Juan Girón and Felipe Chen, creators of the application One Second Solver, in particular, I really liked the initiative of these guys in creating this application, because math is a subject in which many students present problems and this is an alternative with which they can be supported.
At the middle of this year, I was given the opportunity to study a master’s degree abroad, which includes a program to review certain subjects before entering the masters, among the subjects that I to study was math, yes the dreaded math! It included many subjects that were given in high school and at the university. Since I took this courses a couple of years ago, I don’t remember much, at that moment, I decided to download the application One Second Solver.
This application can solve problems of the following topics:
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
- Differential equations
Apart from giving the answer to problems, it has functionalities like tutorial and practice, where they give some examples to the user and pose problems of practice depending on the subject, (currently for the practical functionality only the arithmetic and algebra topics are available).
To write the equations, the application has a special keyboard with the necessary symbols. This application is free, however, if you want to know the procedure of how the problem is resolved you must pay $5.00.
In my case, this application served me a lot as support because in this way I saw if the problems that were assigned to me, when I solved them had the correct solution. Among the drawbacks I had when using the application are: always confused the button to delete the entire operation with the delete only one item, although as the application is used the user gets accustomed to the special keyboard.
Among the improvements I’d like to see in the app would be:
- Solve problems where you just have to simplify the expression.
- Practice problems for subjects other than arithmetic and algebra.
In general, it’s a good application that helps a lot (especially if you have many problems to solve and you don’t have the answer) and it’s both English and Spanis so that it can be used by non-Spanish speakers.