Microsoft Previews a Math Solver for Edge

Posted on May 22, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Edge with 18 Comments

Microsoft is adding a Math Solver feature to its Edge web browser that provides solutions to math problems with step-by-step instructions.

“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 lets students take a photo of a hand-written or printed math problem and get an instant solution that provides step-by-step instructions for solving it. An included mathematical keyboard also lets students type math problems, and there are quizzes, worksheets, and video tutorials to help them grow their math skills.

Microsoft Math Solver is now available in preview in Microsoft Edge 91 in the Canary, Dev, and Beta channels of the Edge Insider Program. To enable it, navigate to Settings and more (“…”) > More Tools > Math Solver.

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Comments (18)

18 responses to “Microsoft Previews a Math Solver for Edge”

  1. sherlockholmes

    Microsoft please stopp to put stupid features into Edge.

    • matsan

      maybe they have discovered that CrEdge is he only viable development platform these days. They had a ChomeOS epiphany, only 8 years too late.

  2. chump2010

    I agree with the above - add it as an extension. Or alternatively add it to Bing images or some such.

  3. dougkinzinger

    Looks like it's basically a web port of their Microsoft Math app for iOS. Which works great BTW.

  4. tbtalbot

    Maybe this should be a feature in Bing, and not Edge. Terrible idea.

    • IanYates82

      Agree. Sounds more like an extension, but better yet, a feature of Bing.


      Or put it into windows calculator.

  5. hrlngrv

    Thus guaranteeing Edge will never be allowed for use in primary and secondary schools? Or the primary and secondary schools thinking parents would want their children attending.

  6. cliffordsf

    When the browser becomes the interface it's no wonder features keep being added. I assume the average person spends more time in the browser than anywhere else.

  7. matsan

    Why not throw in a Linux-distro or two while you’re at it? No wonder a consistent UI in Windows is so far far away.

  8. ghostrider

    Microsoft adds kitchen sink to Edge. Yes, it's coming!

    • hrlngrv

      I can hardly wait for Edge to read aloud web pages with real time Pig Latin translation.

  9. navarac

    Just another cheat device. We just had Logarithm Tables in my day (before calculators even existed). No wonder people cannot add up.

    • hrlngrv

      Even if you're pushing 100, you should have had abacii and sliderules. Log tables are so 19th century.

  10. red.radar

    We are getting feature creep.



  11. lundp

    Maybe this should be an extension?

  12. earlster

    This has been a feature in OneNote für a long time. It's really cool, especially with a pen. But I have no idea why they would add this to Edge.