Awesome Free Maths Software

I could write a very long blog about free mathematics software, but don’t really need to as someone else has done it for me a couple of years ago:

Antonio Cangiano omits my personal favourite – Geogebra. In my view, this is one of the best pieces of mathematical software around. It’s great for five main reasons:

  1. It works well, combining aspects of graphing, computer algebra and dynamic geometry software into one piece of software.
  2. It’s easy to use. The helpful quickstart guide is particularly good.
  3. Based on Java, it works on all platforms.
  4. You can create stand-alone dynamic worksheets.
  5. It’s free!

With the demise of Derive, Geogebra seems to have gained a lot of ground in UK schools recently. There seems to be a growing online community of Geogebra users – their teaching resources wiki is very useful.

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