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Author:Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis
Description: Interactive mathematical applications, also available in French, with documentation. The server's exercises and programs are designed to find a polynomial with given values; find the Taylor expansion of a function; find a polynomial from its curve; given function and epsilon, find delta (on the definition of continuity); and find the root of a function by successive tests. Mathematical tools will: expand a real number into a continued fraction; factor integers, rational numbers, polynomials, and rational fractions; calculate one-variable functions (Integrals, limits, roots...); calculate determinant, inverse, eigenvectors... matrices; and solve linear systems, including systems with parameters. Also a visual exercise on the definition of maps (Javascript), exercises on minima/maxima, and a mathematical puzzle based on finite fields. These materials could be useful in a U.S. pre-calculus course.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English, French
Resource Types: Games, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Discussion Archives, Mailing Lists, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Linear Algebra, Modern Algebra, Ordinary Differential Equations, Number Theory, Pre-Calculus
Math Ed Topics: Technology in Math Ed, Models of Use, Programmed Instruction

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