There is no doubt that Google has taken advantage of the needs brought about by this pandemic to work hard and offer a variety of web-based tools and resources for different sectors of society, focusing especially on those groups that have been forced to carry out their activities remotely.
Now, the company has shared both new educational resources and enhanced the capabilities of existing educational resources in Search, highlighting especially the ability to offer step-by-step mathematical equation solving, with detailed explanations for better understanding.
A strong boost in remote education from the hand of Google Search
In general terms, these educational resources from Google Searches are available in English globally, although Google is committed to expanding support for other languages. Still, in the case of mathematical equation solving, the company points out that the explanations are currently available for more than 70 different languages.
Here are the five new features on educational resources in Google Search:
For starters, Google notes that students searching through the more than 2,000 STEM concepts will have access to educational overviews, accompanied by examples and videos available across the web.
Also, it has a new interactive feature that will allow students to test their knowledge of maths, chemistry, and physics-based on searches for practical problems for these subjects.
For this feature, Google will offer resources from organizations such as BBC Bitesize, Byjus, Careers360, Chegg, CK12, Education Quizzes, GradeUp, Great Minds, Kahoot !, OpenStax, Toppr, Vedantu, among others.
But if that were not enough, Google also relies on 3D augmented reality for cell phones to enable the visualization of more than 200 concepts in chemistry, biology, physics, and anatomy in the students’ rooms.
For solving equations, Google notes that users will be able to start by typing them into the search bar or by capturing a photo with the Lens app to provide step-by-step explanations, although they promise to increase support for more types of mathematical equations in collaboration with Symbolab, Mathway, and Tiger Algebra.
And finally, it notes that in the coming weeks, Searches will be able to provide detailed explanations for specific questions and equivalents where they will address the complexities of STEM-related topics, making it easier to take understanding “to the next level.”