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Author:SimCalc: Simulations for Calculus Learning
Description: MathWorlds enables students to learn through exploration of animated worlds and dynamic graphs. The worlds present moving objects and characters in a variety of settings, such as elevators in a building or duckies on a pond. Manipulable graphs control the motion of these characters and their interaction with their simulated environment. By solving challenges with these characters and graphs, students encounter and build calculus concepts as well as other important mathematics, including the arithmetic of signed numbers, fractions, and ratios, and geometric ideas such as slope, similarity and especially area. Choose from the Calculator MathWorlds Flash App, written in Z80 for the TI 83/84 plus family of calculators; and Java MathWorlds, a cross-platform Java application. With Activities Page for some interesting things to do with the software.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, Simulations, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, MathWorlds (Simcalc), Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Ratio/Proportion, Calculus (Single Variable), Euclidean Plane Geometry, Graphing of Data
Math Ed Topics: Computers, Calculus Reform

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