Whether it was graph paper or lined paper, I didn't always have an easy time keeping my math work neat as a student. Maybe it would start that way but by the end it would be a mess. In the new version of Explain Everything, you can add a template background that has lined paper, graph paper, and many more. This way, depending on whether or not the background is helpful for working through steps of abstract problems, a user can choose what works best for him/herself. If you press record - even for just a few problems - it can create an interesting artifact. Not a tutorial and not a polished demonstration of understanding necessarily, just a richer story than a flat image/document.
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