I have always promoted Multimedia materials in this blog particularly the free ones and I think this year, I am particularly very happy with the new additions in the repertoire of software. I have started using GeoGebra for Android phones which has been released recently. According to GeoGebra, iOS and Windows versions will follow soon.
I have also started using Wolfram Alpha for iOS, and although this is not free (it’s $2.99), I am very happy with it.
Aside from these tools, here are some of the multimedia software and apps and some tutorials about them.
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It’s the end of the year again! A lot of things has happened this year including the death of brilliant mathematician John Nash.
It has always been a tradition to look at the popular posts at the end of the year, so let’s look at what we have learned in 2015.
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In the previous post, I have shared to you the advantages of using Wolfram Alpha. In this post, I am going to list some of the basic calculations that can be done using the same app. Note that you can use these commands both in the iOS version or the web version.
1. Do Basic Arithmetic with Integers, Fractions, and Decimals
150 + 32
1200 – 3
15.8 * 2.5
1/5*(3 – 8)
2. Compute Decimal Approximation to a Specified Number of Digits
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I am a fan of free apps and I have promoted a lot of them in this blog, but there are times that I also purchase premium apps. For the past few days, I have been exploring Wolfram Alpha for iOS which can be purchased in iTunes for $2.99. For those who have not heard about it yet, it is a knowledge engine developed by Wolfram Research. In layman’s words, it is an engine that answers factual queries and returns curated data rather than a list of files or web pages which is what search engines do. For example, if you search “primes between 1 and 100,” it returns the list of primes as shown below. To know more about Wolfram Alpha, you can read my introductory post about it here.
Wolfram Alpha covers a wide variety of topics. This includes mathematics, linguistics, dates and times, chemistry, money and finance, physics, health and medicine, engineering, geography, transportation, weather and meteorology, and many more.
Another unique feature of the iOS app is it is directly connected to Siri. You can just ask Siri about your queries and Siri will return answers from Wolfram Alpha. For devices without Siri, you can also type your queries. In iOS devices, a special keyboard with mathematical symbols appear every time you access Wolfram Alpha.
You can also download the FREE Wolfram Alpha Viewer to explore Wolfram Alpha results from Siri and learn how to use the commands effectively. You can also access Wolfram Alpha online.
For GeoGebra fans who are Android users, the long wait is over. GeoGebra has just released the new GeoGebra Graphing Calculator for Android phones and tablets. According to GeoGebra’s official blog, this new version has Algebra and Graphics views, but more features will be added soon. They are also planning to release iPhone and Windows versions later.
I have downloaded this app and the first feature I looked for was a slider, and so far, it’s working just like the the PC version. Just like in the PC versions, you can also use the materials uploaded in GeoGebraTube. Continue reading