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Math Xpander now available
Posted:
Apr 30, 2001 8:54 PM


Folks,
I am pleased to make the following announcement on behalf of HewlettPackard. Hope you dig.
The relevant URL is
http://www.saltire.com/xpander.html
Mark Howell Curriculum Advisor HewlettPackard ACO
***************************************************** Math Xpander is Available for Free Download!
Math Xpander is an interactive educational software package for school mathematics that allows students to learn by engaging in active exploration. HP, the inventor of the first handheld scientific calculator, developed this exciting educational software package that helps to advance education through innovative technology.
Math Xpander was developed on the premise that technology should empower rather than be a complicated barrier to learning. Math XpanderÃÂs easytouse capabilities include a graphing environment that lets you sketch graphs directly on the screen. You can then convert a sketch to a genuine mathematical object by selecting from an extensive library of standard forms. You can even transform graphs directly with a stylus and observe the effects in graphic, numeric, and symbolic forms simultaneously.
Math Xpander also includes a unique environment for creating and exploring geometric constructions. With it, you can transform geometric objects while watching measurements or calculations change. You can also impose or relax constraints in a construction or use the measurements or calculations to control geometric objectsÃÂ attributes!
In collaboration with Saltire Software Inc, HP is pleased to make this demonstration version of the Math Xpander software available to students and educators at this web address:
http://www.saltire.com/xpander.html
Math Xpander runs on several Pocket PC devices, including the versatile HP Jornada 540 Series Color Pocket PC. Also available on the Saltire web site are two electronic lessons (Elessons): an interactive periodic table of the elements, and a lesson exploring the composition of functions. All for free!



