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Topic: Summer '96 Institute: Shared Lessons and Activities
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Betsy Magness

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MathWorlds/SimCalc Demonstration
Posted: Jul 18, 1996 9:37 AM
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Thursday morning we took a before-lunch-break to try out MathWorlds, the new
SimCalc software introducing students to concepts of change/calculus. We
played with different activities that came with the program, but it is also
possible to create your own simulations relatively easily. The ones that
come with the program are quite graphically interesting and fun as well as
useful.

We spoke with one of the makers over telephone and had the opportunity to
find out some inside information on the product. The software is free, and
it is only available for MacIntosh until a publisher becomes involved. They
plan to continue to write more simulations but they're also looking to work
with the Math Forum and others to set up programs supporting anyone wishing
to author new activities. Please write to us and/or to the SimCalc folks
with any questions, comments, or authoring interest.
<mailto:"jeremy@dewey.soe.berkeley.edu">Jeremy Roschelle

They've done a good job of thinking about how students can represent
concepts of change and it is a great piece of software. You can download it
from .

- Betsy Magness






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