Welcome to STEMReader

Ever thought about how you read maths? ""

More than 4% of students have difficulties impacting reading skills. Many people refer to mathematics as the universal language, but familiarity and comprehension of the notation used in maths is critical to understanding mathematical concepts. Slow or inaccurate reading and decoding of mathematical symbols can hold back learners and lead to errors in calculations.

STEMReader is a Windows application with tools to help read and explore equations. With STEMReader you can:

  • Hear equations read aloud and see the transcript on screen.
  • Break down equations into simple chunks to make them easier to understand
  • Check the meaning of unfamiliar symbols

You can try STEMReader and find out more about how it works  by visiting our demo page. STEMReader can read aloud MathML and LaTeX equations using text-to-speech.

Student using STEMReader on a laptop.STEMReader was developed by ECS Partners, a subsidiary of the University of Southampton. It has been made possible by funding from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills and Innovate UK project. The project is managed by the Higher Education Academy to improve take up and understanding of assistive and mainstream technologies for the benefit of disabled and disadvantaged learners.

 

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