Here are some files shamelessly taken from the archives.math.utk.edu
FTP site, which archives math software reviews & descriptions. I'm
sure there is much more math software out there, it just doesn't
happen to be neatly organized.
-=Dan=- dmag@umich.edu -=Apple II Archivist=-
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calcill.abstract
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Program: Calculus Illustrated
Description: This program uses 2 dimensional graphs to illustrate
and explore some basic concepts of a first semester calculus course. It has 10 menu driven modules that cover function
plotting, limits, derivatives, Newton's method,
antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the mean value
theorems for derivatives and integrals.
The function plotting module has simple menus for
defining the function and the viewing window. A second
function plotter graphs piecewise defined functions, up
to a maximum of six intervals.
The module on limits has options for two sided or one sided limits as well as limits at infinity.
Two modules explore the concept of the derivative.
One displays left and right secant lines which approach the
tangent line. The second simultaneously displays the function
and its first through fourth derivatives.
The definite integral is explored in a module in
which lower and upper sums or Simpson's rule can be used to
approximate the value of the definite integral.
A 122 page workbook accompanies this program.
Requirements: For the Apple II family of computers
Ordering Information: Lee T. Hill
Belmont, CA
No other information available.
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calcill.reviews
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Program: Calculus Illustrated
Reviewer: Franco, Roland di
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 20
Number: 1
Date: January 1989
Page: 67
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geomic.abstract
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Program: Geometry and Microcomputers
Description: The program is used mainly as a supplement for a 330 page
manual. The program and manual focus on plotting vectors,
picture and function plots, convex plots and reflections,
congruence, symmetry and similarity, rigid motions,
similarities, 3-dimensional graphs and transformations,
perspective projections, coordinates, operations with vectors,
circular functions, translations and magnifications, matrices,
3-dimensional isometries, similarities and rotations,
orthogonal projections, homogenous coordinates, and
transformations of equations.
Requirements: Apple II+/IIe/IIc; 48K and DOS 3.3 with one disk drive.
Ordering Information
(Address): University of Iowa
Oakdale Campus
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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geomic.log
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geomic.reviews
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Program: Geometry and Microcomputers
Reviewer: Barnett, Jeffrey C.
Journal: Mathematics and Computer Education
Volume: 23
Number: 1
Date: Winter 1989
Page: 66
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iep.abstract
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Program: Interactive Experiments in Calculus
Description: This disk has 20 experiments for use in Calculus I and II.
These experiments include finding zeroes using the bisection
method, approximating of integrals, estimating arc lengths,
and estimating the moments and centroid of a planar region.
There are also several graphing experiments; such as
graphing standard or parametric equations in Polar or
Cartesian coordinates, graphing individual terms as well as
partial sums of a series, comparing the graph of a function
with that of its Taylor polynomial about a point, and
graphing the slope field and integral curves for certain
initial value curves.
Requirements: Apple II family with at least 48K.
Ordering Information: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
(No other information available)
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iep.reviews
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Program: Interactive Experiments in Calculus
Reveiwer: Abram, Thomas
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Date: January 1988
Page: 79
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igraphs.abstract
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Program: Interpreting Graphs
Description: This program is broken into two parts. Relating Graphs to Events helps students to learn to read and interpret graphs that
describe physical event. A physical phenomenon is described and
the student is directed to choose the graph that is most
appropriate for the event. There are a total of 20 total
graphical programs in Relating Graphs to events. The second
program is a graphing game called escape. It requires that the
student have a knowledge of how to read graphs.
Requirements: Apple II+/IIe/IIc, 48K DOS 3.3 with one disk drive.
Ordering Information
(Address): University of Iowa
Oakdale Campus
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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igraphs.reviews
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Program: Interpreting Graphs
Reviewer: Barnett, Jeffrey C.
Journal: Mathematics and Computer Education
Volume: 23
Number: 1
Date: Winter 1989
Page: 65
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issp.abstract
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Program: Introductory Statistics Software Package
Description: This is a menu driven program for learning simple
statistical methods. This package has 11 statistical
programs:
(1) Grouped Frequency Distribution
(2) Histogram and Frequency Curves
(3) Mean and Standard Deviation
(4) Correlation
(5) Regression and Scatter Diagrams
(6) Sampling Distribution
(7) Independent T-test
(8) Correlated T-test
(9) One-way Analysis of Variance
(10) Two-way Analysis of Variance
(11) Chi-square
Requirements: Apple II family.
Ordering Information: Addison-Wesley
Reading, MA
(No other information available.)
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issp.reviews
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Program: Introductory Statistics Software Package
Reviewer: Chang, Stephen
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Date: January 1988
Page: 82
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lpf.abstract
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Program: Linear Programming by Fractions
Description: This program allows the student to determine the sequence
of operations that solve the linear programming problems
that they enter.
Requirements: Apple IIe with CP/M version 2.23, 80 column text card and 64 K
memory.
Ordering Information
(Address): Kinko's Academic Courseware Exchange
4141 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 92110-9989
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lpf.reviews
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Program: Linear Programming by Fractions
Reviewer: Penn, Howard Lewis
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 20
Number: 5
Date: November 1989
Page: 439
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mms.abstract
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Program: Mirror on the Mind: Strategy
Description: This program is intended to provide practice in mathematical
thinking using 2 probabalistic games.
Requirements: Apple II with 64 K.
Ordering Information
(Address): Addison-Wesley
Route 128
Reading, MA 01867
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mms.reviews
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Program: Mirror on the Mind: Strategy
Reviewer: Penn, Howard Lewis
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 20
Number: 5
Date: November 1989
Page: 439
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mmsi.abstract
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Program: Mirror on the Mind: Statistics and Intuition
Description: This program helps students develope intuition about means,
standard deviations, and correlation coefficients. A profit
motive helps students estimate from bar graphs and scatter
plots.
Requirements: Apple II with 64 K.
Ordering Information
(Address): Addison-Wesley
Route 128
Reading, MA 01867
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mmsi.reviews
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Program: Mirror on the Mind: Statistics and Intuition
Reviewer: Penn, Howard Lewis
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 20
Number: 5
Date: November 1989
Page: 439
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mumath.abstract
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Program: muMath-80
Description: This programs capabilities are:
1) high precision arithmetic
2) factorial computations
3) base 2 - base 36 arithmetic
4) simplification of algebraic expressions
5) step-by-step algebraic equation solving
6) logarithmic processing
7) trigonometric processing
8) differentiation and intgration operations
9) matrix and array options
10) limit computations.
Requirements: Apple II line of computers.
Ordering Information
(Address): Educational Technology Center
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
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mumath.reviews
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Program: muMath-80
Reviewer: Grandgenett, Neal
Journal: Mathematics and Computer Education
Volume: 24
Number: 2
Page: 186
Date: Spring 1990
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ppc.abstract
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Program: Practice Problems in Calculus
Description: This is a standard drill and practice program which deals with
limits, derivatives, and integrals. Students answer the question
posed by the program on paper and the program shows the solution
step by step.
Requirements: Apple II or IBM.
Ordering Information
(Address): Queue
562 Boston Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(Phone Number): (800) 232-2224
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ppc.reviews
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Program: Practice Problems in Calculus
Reviewer: Leinbach, L. Carl
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 21
Number: 5
Date: November 1990
Page: 420
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sdt.abstract
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Program: Statistics Demonstrations and Tutorials
Description: This program includes Discrete Probability, Shapes
of Well-Known Distributions, Simulations, Limit
Theorems and Distribution Functions, and Continuous
Distibutions.
Requirements: Apple II and 48K.
Ordering Information
(Address): COMPress, A division of Wadsworth, Inc.
P. O. Box 102
Wentworth, NH 03282
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sdt.reviews
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Program: Statistics Demonstrations
Reviewer: Penn, Howard Lewis
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 20
Number: 5
Date: November 1989
Page: 440
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smp.abstract
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Program: Super Math Package
Description: This is a collection of 19 separate mathematics programs
which include one from arithmetic, four from algebra and
function graphing, six from trigonometry and analytical
geometry, two from elementary linear algebra, and six
from calculus. It also illustrates a variety of mathematical
concepts using graphical means.
Requirements: Apple II family (with 48 K).
Ordering Information: Dodge and Enns.
D.C. Heath and Company
Lexington, MA
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smp.reviews
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Program: Super Math Package
Reviewer: Huehn, K. L.
Journal: The College Mathematics Journal
Volume: 19
Number: 1
Date: January 1988
Page: 78
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spreadsh.abstract
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Program: Spreadsheet Activities in Middleschool Mathematics
Description: Teacher developed spreadsheet templated used to
investigate number patterns, percents, probability,
and basic math.
Requirements: Disk requires "Better Working Spreadsheet" program
for Apple II.
Ordering Information: NCTM (Publisher)
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spreadsh.reviews
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Program: Spreadsheet Activities in Middleschool Mathematics
Reviewer: Wallace, Martha
Journal: The American Mathematical Monthly
Volume: 100
Number: 5
Date: May 1993
Page: 509