Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ISTE 2010: Mathematica

A regular complaint I hear from math teachers is that so little of this tech stuff relates in a practical way to teaching math.

Maybe they have a right to complain. Maybe they just don't realize what's happening in higher ed math teaching.

This afternoon, I got the chance to see something that might make tech a lot more useful for them. Met with the folks at Wolfram Research who were talking about their math software -- Mathematica. According to them, all 200 of the top universities in the world are currently using Mathematica.

The program lets teachers create interactive manipulable content and features thousands of ready to use 2 and 3D models for learning everything from algebra to geometry to trig to physics to chemistry.

Here's a link to their own video describing the software.

Wolfram has got an offer going for K-12 teachers looking to try out Mathematica; check it out and let us know how/if it works for you.

1 comment:

  1. meh, I'm not excited...I have played with Mathematica before and have never found it very easy at all. It takes a lot of time to get used to...and if you don't use it for a while, you'll forget all about it. I also hate that it costs so much.


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