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Discover innovative uses for Wolfram Alpha utilizing the website, iPhone app, and iPad app to engage learners in the classroom by exploring variety of subjects, focusing primarily on math and …

Discover innovative uses for Wolfram Alpha utilizing the website, iPhone app, and iPad app to engage learners in the classroom by exploring variety of subjects, focusing primarily on math and sciences.

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    • 1. Who Are We?Josh Murdock Brian MaconValencia College Valencia CollegeInstructional Designer & Lake Nona CampusProfessor of Ed Technology Professor of Mathematics@professorjosh @brian_maconprofessorjosh.com bmacon@valenciacollege.edujmurdock3@valenciacollege.edu
    • 2. Mathematica CAS• A powerful Computer Algebra System• Solve wide variety of math problems• Very strict on syntax• Steep learning curve
    • 3. WolframAlpha• WolframAlpha has a robust CAS• Not as strict on syntax• Great introduction for students• Not just for math anymore
    • 4. WolframAlpha is dubbed the“Computational Knowledge Engine”
    • 5. Compare a Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, and Polar Bear
    • 6. www.wolframalpha.com
    • 7. WolframAlpha App• Original app was a way to interface with W/A• Pallet of symbols, tools and help
    • 8. WolframAlpha App
    • 9. Mobile Apps• Apps for iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android• Apps in many topics including: – Algebra – Calculus – Physics – Chemistry – Music Theory – Astronomy – Professional and – Personal assistant apps http://products.wolframalpha.com/mobile/
    • 10. Course Assistant Apps• These apps are tailored to specific topics within a given course• Great for students who are not sure what all wolfram can actually do for them!• http://products.wolframalpha.com/courseassistants/
    • 11. Apples Siri Teams Up With Wolfram Alpha
    • 12. http://www.wolframalpha.com/educators/
    • 13. A Calculus 3 Project
    • 14. Graphing Waveforms
    • 15. Brian’s Math Projects Project – Regression Project - TaylorPoly
    • 16. Any Questions?Josh Murdock Brian MaconValencia College Valencia CollegeInstructional Designer & Lake Nona CampusProfessor of Ed Technology Professor of Mathematics@professorjosh @brian_maconprofessorjosh.com bmacon@valenciacollege.edujmurdock3@valenciacollege.edu