iPad App

The iPad app includes all the features and benefits of the online version plus an onscreen scratch pad and handwriting recognition. Learn how to access and use Knowre for Homeschool iPad app

Downloading the app



  • Device specs: iPad 2 or later models
  • iOS specs: iOS 8.1+
  • To download, search for ‘Knowre for Homeschool’ in the App Store and follow the download prompts
  • The app is free for all Knowre for Homeschool customers. You do not need to create a separate login and password; simply use your existing Knowre username and password to log in and begin using the app

Onscreen scratch pad



  • Students can write out their work using the onscreen scratch pad
  • To access the scratch pad, tap the scratch pad icon. You know you’re in scratch pad mode when you see the grid of yellow dots on the problem page
  • Close the scratch pad by clicking ‘X’ before entering answers in the answer box. Students’ work will still appear on the page for reference, but closing the scratch pad will allow them to access the answer field

Handwriting recognition



  • Instead of typing in answers, students can tap the answer box and then write their answer in the answer box at the bottom
  • Our program will then convert their handwriting into typed numbers and symbols
  • Double check to make sure handwriting was recognized correctly before submitting answers

Answer input assistance feature

The answer input assistance feature allows students to edit their answer if handwriting is not recognized correctly.

Handwriting tips

  • As a general rule, students should write clearly and neatly
  • Double check to make sure handwriting was recognized correctly before clicking on “Solve It.”

Writing Numbers

  • All decimal values must have a digit in the ones place and a clear decimal point (e.g. 0.8, not .8)
  • When writing 1 or 7, use straight lines without adding the serifs (tips) as used in more ornate fonts. Cross the 7 with a line so it is not interpreted as 1
  • Be sure to print your numbers and letters as clearly as possible, and make sure you are not writing in cursive
  • Be careful of spacing and the location of the input. For example, if the answer is a double-digit number such as 36, make sure the 3 and 6 are next to each other in a line. If the 6 is higher or lower than the 3, the answer may not be recognized correctly

Writing Symbols and Expressions

  • Multiplication: Use an x (not a dot) when expressing multiplication of numbers (e.g. 2 x 5). Use a dot when expressing multiplication of variables (a * b). If you cannot get the x or dot to work for multiplication, you can always use parentheses
  • Writing the variable x sometimes presents an issue when combined with multiplication symbols. If you cannot write the variable x, try writing it in a curvy style or in cursive
  • Division: Either / or ÷ will work when expressing divisions. When entering exponents, make sure the exponent is written significantly above the base
  • For longer expressions, be sure that they fit in the answer input space in a single line
  • For solutions of problem with double signs, parentheses must be used between signs. For example, if asked to use the distributive property to simplify the expression -2(x+7), the solution to -2(x+7) can be written as -2x-14 or -2x+(-14), but -2x+-14 will not be accepted