As the school year is fixin to (there’s a nice Texas phrase for y’all) begin anew. In this age of information there are some really great instructional resources available for free online. After researching, I have resolved to make extensive use of three such resources in my classroom this year. Feel free (get it?) to try them out on your own and see what you think and if each might work for you in your classroom. All of these are quality products, plus, you can’t go wrong with free.
- Microsoft Math 4.0 – Provides a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, and step-by-step equation solving.
- Geogebra – A geometry package providing for both graphical and algebraic input.
- R – A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.