As the mom of five and one currently in the throes of his freshman year of high school, I’m always on the hunt for ways to help them learn and gain knowledge. But I’m not always the best person to ask for homework help. English, social studies, literature, and general science are subjects I know quite a bit about. Math and advanced topics like physics and chemistry, not so much. So when my 15-year-old approaches me with a problem like this:
2.64-(-1.83)= -1/6-5= -5/7(division sign)(-3/28= 9/2/-3= -3(-2)(1/3)(-4)(2)= -5-(2)= -5-(-2)=
I have a tendency to run for the nearest exit screaming, “I am not smarter than a fifth grader!” Thankfully there is a website that students and parents can turn to in times of need. It’s called Brainly and it’s AWESOME. Brainly is the world’s largest social learning network for students with emphasis on homework help.
From the time students enter elementary school, the quantity and difficulty of their homework goes up. By high school, students bring home between 1-3 hours of homework per night (Metlife 2007 study, Stanford 2014 study). Brainly’s primary goal is to help students of all ages get unstuck with their homework problems. According to a recent survey conducted by the company, 93% of students say they become frustrated when they don’t know the answer and 50% of parents spend more than 12 hours per month helping their kids with homework. Much of that time is spent trying to figure out the answers. That’s a lot of wasted time!
Aimlessly searching Google, calling fellow parents, and struggling to help your child is pointless when there is a solution online–and one that provides solid answers with the work explaining how an answer was achieved. With that said, I want to make it perfectly clear is that Brainly IS NOT CHEATING. In recent years, more and more students have turned to the Internet to get homework help. Brainly has taken an existing behavior and moved it online, like a large, virtual homework club. And answers are not freely handed out. To be able to ask a question, users have to help other students by answering questions that they know the answer to.
Today, there’s a gap between students “getting stuck” and real solutions for kids to get help. Brainly fills that gap–reducing the frustration and lost time associated with homework struggles. I highly recommend the site to students of all ages, parents, and educators. If you have knowledge to share, log on and help empower our future generations!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was not compensated in any way to write this review. However, I am paid to provide services to Brainly, but this is no way has impacted my thoughts on the site and it’s usefulness in the education community.