Google Expands its Search Tools into Math and Science Homework Problems

IBL News | New York

Google released new tools to search on science and math problems in English, “with plans to expand to more languages.”

The search giant now has the ability to look up over 2,000 STEM concepts — including useful examples and helpful videos — and a million practice problems.

“You’ll be one click away from learning resources from educational providers like BBC Bitesize, Byjus, Careers360, Chegg, CK12, Education Quizzes, GradeUp, Great Minds, Kahoot!, OpenStax, Toppr, Vedantu, and more,” says the company. Providers such as Symbolab, Mathway (a Chegg Service), and Tiger Algebra are expected as well.

Some search results can be 3D augmented reality lessons on chemistry, biology, and anatomy concepts.

Google’s new tools — including the Google App Lens — are particularly useful for math equations homework, although they can be used for cheating on problems and exams (many are doing so).