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Questions related to the use of various kinds of software for learning and teaching mathematics.

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Educators, what resources have you built to better serve your students?

What resources (Desmos, Geogebra, math3d, etc.) have you built to help your students better understand or visualize topics in mathematics?
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Looking for Venn Diagram Maker

I want a clickable 3-circle Venn diagram (in a box labeled U), where I can shade each region by clicking. I have googled "venn diagram maker free online" and looked at about a dozen of these ...
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What software can I use for remote math tutoring?

I am preparing to do some remote tutoring and I am looking for software to help me out. Requirements: Drawing area shared by the tutor and the student, both can draw on the page Multiple drawing ...
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Which whiteboard/canvas app with custom background and color options

I'm looking for a PC software whiteboard application that allows for custom RGB background colors and custom RGB pen colors. Most I've seen offer only a handful of color choices for the pen. ...
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running the logo language online, in portuguese [closed]

Logo is a programming language that has, as main (and probably only) purpose the teaching of geometry and introductory computer science I am looking for an interpreter for logo that runs online and ...
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Poll software used for live quiz

I was wondering if someone knows what is the name of the app used in the live quiz made in min 4:30 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq9LcwC7CoY, or if someone knows a similar app. The key thing ...
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Do any tools exist that convert "pretty print" equations into "inline text" equations?

Context: I am an assistant professor of mathematics at a small school in the US. Many of my courses have homework assignments administered by WeBWorK. A small minority of students struggle mightily (...
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Writing mathematics in real time for lectures using Latex

I am supposed to hold tutorial sessions for an undergraduate course in calculus. But the software provided by the university is not good at all. I saw the question suggesting to use Ziteborad but it ...
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Setting up a new Ximera course with randomized values in problems

I'm working on converting a course to make it free to the students, and I'm considering using Ximera. What I haven't found online is documentation for/information on tips and best practices for ...
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Teaching linear algebra, wacom tablet display of coordinate system, eigenvectors, markov chains

I am teaching linear algebra as part of an information retrieval course, which now occurs online. I have a Wacom tablet and free drawing software, sketchBook for artists, so can draw circles ellipses ...
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Math 3d animation software

I am looking for 3d-math animation software that is specifically meant for Visualization: That is geometry-based software that can aid in making visualizations as in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Tablet whiteboard app w e-pencil

(I've generalized the original question as @BrendanW.Sullivan suggests.) I would appreciate recommendations for a whiteboard app for a tablet using an e-pencil. For me: an iPad, using an Apple pencil....
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How to emulate erf and/or the Normal Inverse function in Moodle?

I've just discovered "calculated questions" in Moodle and I'm trying to create a simple one where I would be asking the student to find the probability that an observation from a standard normal ...
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Cinderella vs. GeoGebra

I would be grateful for a comparison between the capabilities of Cinderella and Geogebra, for teaching at all levels, but especially at the college/university-level. I became a reasonably adept user ...
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Software for validating answers from students

To start with, I'm not sure whether this is the correct stackexchange site to ask this, but I can't find one for physics teachers and my problem could easily be extended to math teachers with the same ...
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Should a math teacher know some computer algebra system "by heart"?

What kind of computer software do you recommend for math teacher? Like if student asks for some difficult integral or asks some probability that requires computer software. Do teachers know some ...
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What software and technology could help this deaf and blind student do math?

I've got a very smart and capable student who needs to finish his college degree. He has severe limitations at this time. Because of a severe illness, he is unable to write and is now deaf and blind. ...
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Using an iPad to write on pdf slides

For a course that I am teaching I have produced pdf format "skeleton notes", i.e. partially completed class notes which students can print and bring to class. In the lecture I then aim to go though ...
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Recommend a website for creating geometric figures

For teaching geometry, it could be useful to have a website where one can enter the names of vertices of a polygon, specify which diagonals should be depicted, and specify the measures of certain ...
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How can I make "complex" graphs that combine multiple functions with a software?

Til today I've been using geogebra to sketch functions for my students quizzes or homework. Sometimes I use the ones that I found searching in google, but this takes a lot of time specially because I ...
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How was this maths educational video made?

I would like to make math videos in the manner of this YouTube video. The specific features which I like in this video are: the interactive freestyle drawing (see the beginning of the video) the way ...
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Middle / High School Math Teachers and LaTeX

All of the middle and high school math educators I´ve encountered choose not to use LaTeX in preparing their documents or presentations. I would assume that most of them had to use the program in the ...
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Computational Software for the whole curriculum and beyond

Our (United States, undergraduate) math program is considering the idea of putting more mathematical modeling and computation into all levels of our curriculum. One of the hang-ups is that we can't ...
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What software tools allow an educator to display slides but also draw on the slides like MS Paint?

Is there software that allows to combine slides and drawing on top of your slides (like Microsoft Paint)? I found this website which says that you can draw (just like MS Paint) on top of your own ...
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Marking PDF Files [closed]

I'm trying to find a program, or set of programs, that will allow easy markup of student assignments submitted as PDFs. I'd like to include more complicated math with this markup. I've tried pen ...
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Software and techniques for creating short maths animation videos for kids

I am a teacher and want to start on online website with videos to make work easy for both parents and teachers in mathematics for children. I saw this video and was wondering if someone could help me ...
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Assigning TA hours: Professional software implementing Student-project allocation with preferences algorithms

Q: Do you have any suggestions on professional software that implements project allocation with preferences algorithms (short SAP-P)? Do you know any schools where they use professional software to ...
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The use of software to formulate problems in multivariable calculus

I know it's common for high school teachers to use software (such as Geogebra) to formulate geometry problems for their students, so I wonder: Do professors of multivariable calculus use softwares (...
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Notebook software for exploring integral approximation with finite sums?

Calc 2 (integration) courses often begin by introducing the idea of approximating the area under curves by rectangles, drawing pictures like this one of $y=\sqrt{x}$ Here we can approximate the area ...
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Solid of revolution simulator?

I'm searching for an offline portable program that demonstrates the concept of how does a function revolve around X or Y axis It should be similar to this: Solid of revolution simulator but I want to ...
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Software to make illustrations for exercises

Which is the best software to make very quick pictures to illustrate math and physics problems (like geometric pitures, cartesian planes, vectors)?
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Software for randomizing multiple choice tests

I would like to give multiple choice tests with randomized questions and order of the answers that is unique for each test, to be printed and given on paper sheets. Is there a software that would do ...
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Is Khan academy really good?

At first glance, I thought Khan academy was a good site for teaching people math. After trying it out, I quickly found that the topics were very limited. So is Khan academy actually as good as I ...
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Searching for prezi like software that supports LaTeX natively

I've been making some mathematical presentation in prezi, for example: Spectral Theorem (from proofs of the book). This is a prezi that I presented today, but it took me a hell lot of work, to get ...
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Are there free, offline mathematics assesment and learning programs for grades 1 to 12?

So far I have found an offline version of Khan Academy, but that´s about it. Does anyone know of similar offline programs that one can use to teach mathematics? How about mathematics assesment? I have ...
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Are there any video games/app to teach children at age 3-4-5?

This question is related to https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/476471/teaching-a-4-year-old-maths My 3 years old seems interested in math (remembering numbers, counting stuff and more). I want ...
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Adult pupils with multiplication problems

I am trying to help some adults who have not practiced mental arithmetic for decades, but now they have a need for various reasons. I have noticed that they are considerably uneven: $2\times4$, $6\...
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A text-based program to draw geometric figures

I found this question on another forum. Are there any hints how one could make pictures from geometric problems by coding? I mean, if one has a handicap in his hands and he can't use mouse very well, ...
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Math Blogging - what is a decent set up?

I hope this question is not deemed off-topic, but I cannot think of a more appropriate place to ask it (few tech sites care about support for MathJax and $\LaTeX$), and I think that blogging about ...
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Software / hardware for creating Khan Academy style videos? [duplicate]

What software and/or hardware is typically used for creating Khan Academy style math videos?
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Looking for software for plotting exact and beautiful (function-)graphs

I am looking for some software producing beautiful and exact pictures of functions, plots, etc. I really love those images in the german textbook “Höhere Mathematik 1(2)”, Meyberg, Vachenauer: And ...
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How to give homework for integration techniques?

When I was a freshman in Mathematics we learned the usual integration techniques (lots of standard integrals, integration by parts, substitution, partial fractions,…). As homework we simple got a ...
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Real time interactive whiteboard for tutoring math

I have reposted this question on Software Recommendations. I'm looking for a web app for tutoring math remotely to high school and junior high kids that ideally has the following: Build in graphing. ...
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Software to organize and track your exercises

I am math teacher in secondary school and I have a few thousands of mathematical exercises in many Microsoft Word files. I tried to organize them in folders and keep track of new exercises to update ...
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Arithmetic / Algebra problem generation software?

I'm struggling to find any good "problem generation" software or sites. I want a program that will do the following: Generate typical problems at all sorts of levels (from toddler age through to teen,...
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Use Mathematica to teach calculus

I am interested in coming up with a few lectures from first-semester calculus that I can incorporate Mathematica into in a natural way. I have already written some code for a lecture on the $\delta\...
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Good example for manual execution of MapReduce

I'd like to explain the MapReduce programming model to a group of students. I thought about a little group work, where each student acts as a "Map-process" and has to perform a little ...
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Advice for Tablet/Stylus for Mathematics Teaching

As it stands all of my lectures are presented by me writing on pre-printed acetate sheets (printed with my notes with gaps for pictures, examples, etc.) which are then projected onto a screen using ...
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Effective use of Maple T.A

I am considering using Maple T.A. as a tool for formative assessment (and possibly at some stage, summative assessment) for courses such as calculus and linear algebra. What are your experiences and ...
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Effective use of Moodle (or similar)

Currently we are using Moodle to manage our courses here. It has meant structuring the publication and turn in of homework, and has helped in distributing lecture notes and shorter documents to the ...
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