[ale] graphing calculator
jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 20:06:27 EST 2009
check out the various offerings of open source text books as well!!
Plus all the courseware from MIT.
For generating high quality graphs gnuplot is great. A tad cryptic in places
but you can choose the output format as well as all the input methods.
I have yet to play with sage (suggested by another ALE'er!) but it looks to
be very promising and comparable with the basic feature set of Mathematica.
Most math textbooks are pretty pictures and abysmal content. Especially in
the K12 arena. very sad. Your brother is on a very noble mission!
On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM, drifter <drifter at oppositelock.org> wrote:
> Gentle folk,
> my brother needs your help.
> He is retired navigator for the USN. Now tutoring kids in math in
> New Bern, NC, and finds the textbooks (middle school/high school)
> the kids are forced to use just about impossible. From his point of
> view he is amazed they can learn any algebra/geometry/trig at all.
> So he is struggling to write his own textbook he can give to the teens he
> is working with. To that end he needs an app (windoze, cough, cough)
> that will allow him to input an algebraic equation and get out a graph in
> a file format (jpg, etc) that he can then import into the Open Office file
> he is creating.
> I will take credit on weaning him away from Office. :)
> Any thoughts?
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James P. Kinney III
Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
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