Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need Math Help? Try Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is an interesting search engine because of the unique tasks it can perform. In my limited use of Wolfram Alpha I have found that it really shines when you're searching for demographic data sets. Yesterday, I discovered that Wolfram Alpha has a function that will walk you through the steps of solving an equation. To use this function, enter your equation then click the "show steps" link that appears in the solution box. You can read more about this function on the Wolfram Alpha blog. If you're not familiar with Wolfram Alpha, you may want to watch these videos.











Applications for Education
Wolfram Alpha's "show steps" function could be a great aid to students when they are working on mathematics homework assignments and cannot access you for assistance.

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