Science:Math Department Teaching Resources/Interactive Tools
Joel Feldman's Class Demonstrations
Joel Feldman has a set of demonstration programs on his website that mostly cover ODEs and PDEs.
Interactive Graphics for Multivariable Calculus
Joseph Lo from CWSEI developed a set of interactive 3D graphics with GeoGebra on various topics of multivariable calculus.
Wolfram|Alpha Widgets run on Wolfram|Alpha, a web-based computational search engine. Wolfram Alpha widgets are a quick way of making course websites more interactive. A simple example of a Wolfram|Alpha widget is below.
To embed Wolfram|Alpha Widgets in the UBC Wiki, see: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Help:Widgets/WolframAlpha
If you are interested in reading how Wolfram|Alpha has been used in mathematics courses at other institutions, you may also want to read:
- Vincent E. Dimiceli, Andrew S.I.D. Lang, LeighAnne Locke. Teaching calculus with Wolfram|Alpha. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 41(8), 2010
- Gizem Karaali and Bruce Yoshiwara. A Different Pencil Too Good to be Ignored? A First Look at Wolfram|Alpha. October/November 2009, MAA FOCUS