|Calculator: Free (built into Mac and Windows)|
With the calculator:
Kids can use it to do simple arithmetic. They can also choose scientific or programming calculators.
Kids can also convert between common measures. For example, they can convert miles per hour to knots, or Celsius to Fahrenheit.
With the TTS:
This program can be used as a talking calculator that reads aloud buttons that are pressed, and also answers.
FX Draw Tools: $65 (Mac or Windows)
You can also add on the FX Draw Bonus Tools (FX Equation, FX Graph, and FX Stat).
- Math notation
- Graphing tool
- Drawing tool
With the math notation:
FX Equation lets kids write out equations very quickly. Kids can type in the equation using their keyboards. They can also easily insert the equations they create into Word, PowerPoint, and other programs.
With the graphing tool:
Kids can type out an equation and plot it or draw various lines and curves directly on virtual graph paper. They can then print out the results.
Kids can also view the plot in 3D, add math notations, shading, and notes to different sections.
|MathType: $39.95/year for students (Mac or Windows)|
By typing out or clicking on commands, kids can generate complex math equations using thousands of symbols.
MathType can handle advanced math like derivatives, statistics, and matrices. Once kids type out their answers, they can print or save and email their work.
Matti Math: $29.95 (Mac or Windows)
(The tools in this software are also available for free online at the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives.)
Kids have access to dozens of virtual objects like number lines, pie charts, algebra balance scales, and more to help them understand math concepts.
The virtual objects are organized by type of math, and by grade level.