# Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom
Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates
answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal
knowledge base. | **How can I use Wolfram|Alpha in
the classroom?**
The possibilities are endless. In addition to helping students understand the
steps involved in solving calculus problems or chemistry equations Wolfram|Alpha
can help answer thought-provoking questions in science, probability/statistics,
economics, finance, and myriad other subjects. To gain a better understanding of
the capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha, please explore our examples. |