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Calling, Calculus Tutor
Pearson Aida Calculus (opens in new tab)
Getting help to confused calculus students may be no more than a phone away with Pearson’s Aida Calculus app. By mixing traditional math education with a heavy dose of artificial intelligence Aida creates a personalized approach to the material. The app, which works with iPhones and iPads, but not Android phones and tablets, includes helpful videos, offers positive feedback on what students did correctly and helpful tips when students are stumped. It’s free to use until the end of 2019.