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

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Software to create video tutorial of mathematics topics

I came across many video tutorials on youtube regarding mathematics. I found this video amazingly simple to understand for students. I want to know about the tool/software used for it or similar ...
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What is a free and simple 3D plot software for students?

I need any plot software on Linux or Windows that my students should use it for plotting 3D functions. I want introduce any software that be free and useful for bachelor students.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I Create Geometric Drawings Efficiently?

What is the most efficient way to create neat and consistent geometric drawings which I can insert into tests, worksheets, etc.? Here are my primary concerns: 1) A simple drawing should be quick to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What course web software is usable by mathematicians?

I'm considering increasing the online component of my mathematics courses (I teach at the university level). I'd like to know what my options are to avoid reinventing the wheel. The features I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A free BYOD response system that registers students?

I'm looking for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) student response system (like Socrative, Top Hat, Learning Catalytics, Pingo, etc.) with the following three properties: It is free for both the ...
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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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Teaching by powerpoint presentation

I am teaching calculus for undergraduate students in humanities departments. Will Powerpoint presentations be better than using marker and whiteboard? Will students learn more efficiently? I am ...
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How are exercises in vector geometry created?

I'm fairly new to teaching and am currently teaching high school students about vector geometry. I am currently making a test for them for next week and it is mostly about the scalar product and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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