Let me echo Rex's endorsement of DERIVE. It is SIMILAR to the TI-92, but different. Both computer algebra systems were written by the folks at Soft Warehouse (firstname.lastname@example.org and web site www.derive.com).
For networking, the Info Service people at our school have had greater success with DERIVE for Windows than the DOS version. Both versions are extremely easy to use.
The reason we went with DERIVE over other computer algebra choices is that is has a really easy user interface and no programming skills are required. I have enough trouble getting my AVERAGE students to latch onto calculus concepts without them worrying about how to communicate with another machine and writing code properly.
Enjoying the debates, but those of us heavily into reform are too busy to write in often.
Lisa Townsley Kulich Benedictine University
Please come continue the debates at the 10th Anniv International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Nov 6-9, 1997 in Chicago. (web site at www.awl.com/he/ictcm/)
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> From: Rex Boggs <R.Boggs@mailbox.uq.edu.au> > To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Has anyone on this list used Derive, Theorist (now called MathView), > Maple and Mathematica enough to make a recommendation as to which is > most suitable for AP-Calculus? >
Derive, upon which the Ti-92 is based, is easy enough to use.
Dave Slomer AP Calculus and Computer Science Teacher Winton Woods HS, Cincinnati, OH 45240