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A classroom note on exploring mathematical topics with free software, Microsoft Mathematics 4.0.
Math. Comput. Educ. 47, No. 1, 2436 (2013).
2013
MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
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computer aided instruction
graphing calculator
dynamic geometry software
computer algebra system
From the text: The Principles and standards for school mathematics [Reston, VA: NCTM (2000)] state, ``Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning." (p. 24). The mathematics classroom can be one in which calculators, computers, courseware, and manipulative materials are readily available and regularly used in instruction. Graphing calculators with computer algebra system (CAS) and other software such as Geometer's Sketchpad, Fathom, and GeoGebra are now used in many educational settings. This article discusses free userfriendly software that can be an effective addition to the curriculum of many high school and college courses.