How To Embed Wolfram Demonstrations on Websites and Blogs

A year ago, I shared about Wolfram Demonstrations, now a collection of more than 8000 free interactive materials in mathematics and science . The Demonstrations are created with Mathematica, a commercial software, but they can be downloaded and used for free using the Computational Document Format (CDF) Player.

In August 2012, the site provided a code for each demonstration to enable embedding in websites and blogs. In this post, we learn how to do this. Note that this tutorial is intended for the not-so-techie mathematics teachers who want to add interactive worksheets to their websites and blogs. » Read more

Embedding Wolfram Demonstrations

Last August 2011, I have shared about Wolfram’s computational document format, a technology that enables embedding of Wolfram Demonstrations on documents. These documents can be read using the Computational Document Format  (CDF) player which can be downloaded for free.

Recently, Wolfram has provided a javascript code for the Demonstrations. The Demonstrations can now be embedded on websites and blogs such as the one shown below. The CDF player must be installed in your computer before you can interact with the  Demonstration below.

8000+ Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Applets

Applets are very useful in mathematical explorations, so I made  list of more than 8000 applets from 10 different websites and blogs below. I hope you’ll find them helpful.

  1. Analyze Math. Tutorials and problems with applets.
  2. Cut the Knot. More than 1000 Java applets.  Includes content topics from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Fractals and Chaos and more.
  3. GeoGebra Applet Central.  More than 100 GeoGebra applets and growing on K-12 Mathematics which I created together with a group of bloggers.
  4. Manipula Math with Java. About 300 math applets from a (Japanese-owned?) website.
  5. Larry Green’s Applet Page. 100+ applets written by Larry Green of Lake Tahoe Community College.
  6. Math, Physics and Engineering Applets by Paul Falstad
  7. Illuminations. More than 100 K-12  applets from NCTM.
  8. Interactivate. Hundreds of applets from numbers to calculus.
  9. PLU Applets. Java applets from arithmetic to abstract algebra from Pacific Lutheran University
  10. Wolfram Demonstrations. Nearly 7000 applets created with Mathematica. Some of the major categories are mathematics, computations, physical sciences, life sciences, business and social systems, systems, models and methods, creative arts, and more.
  11. GeoGebraTube. More than 2100 applets created with GeoGebra.


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