Applet a Day Keeps Math Misunderstandings Away
Manipula Math With Java offers about 280 interactive, animated applets connected with the mathematics of interest to students (7-14) and all who are interested in mathematics (hopefully these groups are not disjoint).
Applets are offered in the following areas:
You need to look at each applet and decide how it would help clarify/solidify a concept...plus how you would use it (i.e. as a demonstration, a student exploration, a tool, etc.). Some of the applets are good and useful, and some are of lesser value.
- Middle school mathematics -- 91 applets
- Trigonomety -- 25 applets
- Calculus -- 64 applets
- Vectors -- 29 applets
- Complex numbers -- 23 applets
- Conics -- 9 applets
- Miscelleaneous -- 38 applets, which includes transformations, fractals, Pascal's triangle, geometry, quadratics, equation systems, etc....even a slide rule!
This software is offered by a company called International Education Software (IES), which deals "with research, development, import, and sales of software for mathematics education" on a world-wide basis. Go to the IES home page if you would like to obtain the same applet software in Japanese...or even a dynamic geometry program (think Geometers Sketch Pad) in Japanese.