Saturday, August 13, 2011

Interactives at Mathwarehouse

Circumference


Mathwarehouse has an awesome collection of math interactives that are brilliant for classroom demonstration on interactive whiteboards or data projectors.
Best of all, these fabulous resources are instantly available on the net and 100% free.

These online apps are written in Adobe Flash, and it never ceases to amaze us here at Passy World what clever people can build with Flash.

Unfortunately for Apple device users, these interactive programs are not available for their use, because Apple refuses to support Flash.

One more reason, (in an ever growing list), for schools not to adopt iPads for their students to use.

But even if your school is unfortunate enough to have iPads, these interactives can still be used in the classroom from with laptop plugged into a data projector, and are therefore still of great use.

In this post we review a small sample of the interactives, so that you can get an idea of what they are. The best thing to do is to click the links supplied in this post, and try them out for yourselves.


Distance Between Two Points Formula

Distance Formula

Try this interactive out at the following link:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/distance_formula/interactive-distance-formula.php



Exterior Angle of a Triangle

Ext triangle angles

Try this interactive out at the following link:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/triangles/angles/remote-exterior-and-interior-angles-of-a-triangle.php#demoRemoteExteriorAngle



Vertical Angles

Vertical Angles

Try this interactive out at the following link:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/angle/interactive-vertical-angles.php



Parallel Lines Angles

Parallel Lines

Try this interactive out at the following link:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/geometry/angle/interactive-transveral-angles.php


As well as demonstrating these to a class using a Projector, it is also possible to make a video tutorial while using the product. Use Jing with Screencast for free, or else purchase the excellent Camtasia product for making narrated video screen captures.

The video below has been made by Khan Academy, and is available on YouTube.

Unfortunately, the sound seems to cut out half way through the video for some strange reason.




To access a full list of all the Interactives at Math Warehouse, click the link below:

http://www.mathwarehouse.com/interactive/


Enjoy,
Big Passy Wasabi

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