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About Brainly Homework Help & Solver
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Education
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What is Brainly Homework Help & Solver?

Brainly is an app functioning as a virtual braintrust with over 30 million members worldwide tapping into each other’s knowledge of core subjects. 


Established as a collaborative community, Brainly, at its simplest, is crowdsourcing for homework; users are able to ask (and answer) questions related to their subject and receive an answer in minutes.


While free to use, Brainly works on a points system, encouraging users to participate in answering questions, in addition to posting their own questions.


Brainly is a crowdsourcing app for students to ask homework questions and receive help from a pool of over 30 million users. 


Geared toward children ages 12-17, or grades 7-12, students post homework questions, in core subject areas -- English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Business, History -- or can browse an archive of past questions to see if their question has already been answered by the community.


While users can browse the archive of questions and answers, they can not post a question without first creating an account. Brainly will prompt users to either enter in their information manually or connect to their Facebook account credentials to establish an account. 


After a user signs up, they can choose from a drop down list of subject areas, select, type their question and then press “Ask a question” to post.


Brainly questions must be straightforward and contain no external links or sources; more involved questions should be broken down into parts and posted as separate questions. 


The app boasts an answer rate of 80 percent, meaning that 80 percent of questions are answered within 10 minutes of posting. Once a user posts a question, they will receive up to two acceptable answers and answers are verified by a team of 450 moderators to ensure accuracy; those moderators will also delete error-ridden answers.


The Brainly app is free to use, but is structured around a points system, in which users collect points for successfully answering other user questions, as well as to award points to the user who best answers their own questions. Users can easily accrue points by completing app-related tasks, such as verifying their email when they open an account and logging into the app daily.

Is Brainly Homework Help & Solver safe for my kids?

While Brainly seems great on paper, many parents and teachers have expressed concern about the collaborative learning aspect the app touts. 

The reality is that students tend to post a homework question that is stumping them, or preventing them from completing an assignment, and seek to find a quick answer. 

Mathematics teachers have expressed concern with using Brainly for assignments, or rather, using the app to get quick answers, as it does not force students to work through problems to get the correct answer on their own. 

In this sense, Brainly is not really promoting collaborative learning; in actuality, the app tends to promote assignment sharing.

Parents should be aware that Brainly contains a chat feature, which both parents and teachers say does not contain enough oversight. Again, the biggest parent and teacher complaint is that Brainly promotes quick fixes, not active, collaborative learning opportunities.

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  • Samantha A.

    Great learning game for all ages