Uses for Education

Mathematica offers a complete environment to create materials for your courses, seamlessly combining a powerful calculation and dynamic visualization engine with a professional-quality documentation and presentation tool. Now there's no need to jump between different programs to get your work done.

Turn concepts into lesson plans
Did you know that Mathematica's customizable documents provide an interactive, textbook-like combination of graphics, computations, and dynamic models?

Turn concepts into lesson plans

Feature Highlights:
  • Solve any problem you want to explore in class
  • Visualize data or functions with 2D/3D graphics and charts
  • Analyze real-world data with ready-to-use data sets
  • Compile notes, equations, sample calculations, graphics, references, and hyperlinks in a single document
Functionality Reference:
Mathematical Functions»
Formula Manipulation»
Equation Solving»
Matrices & Linear Algebra»
Calculus»
Optimization»
Statistics»
Polynomial Algebra»
Discrete Mathematics»
Number Theory»
Logic & Boolean Algebra»
Data Visualization»
Function Visualization»
Symbolic Graphics Language»
Computational Geometry»
Computable Data»
Utilize pre-existing materials in course development
Did you know that the Wolfram Demonstrations Project contains thousands of interactive models that can be used in lectures or projects?

Utilize pre-existing materials in course development

Resources:
Design and present lecture materials
Did you know that Mathematica's slide show mode allows you to rotate graphics and manipulate interactive models, unlike static presentation formats?

Design and present lecture materials

Feature Highlights:
  • Format your documents with titles, sections, lists, and more
  • Instantly create lecture notes or outlines
  • Turn documents into interactive slideshows, with fully editable and interactive content
  • Use palettes to interact with your documents through an electronic whiteboard, without a keyboard
Functionality Reference:
Presentations with Mathematica»
Notebook Basics»
Notebook Formatting & Styling»
Document Generation»
Generate professional looking documents
Did you know that, unlike systems like MathType, which are only good for displaying notation, Mathematica lets you use typeset mathematics in your computations?

Generate professional looking documents

Feature Highlights:
  • Develop instructional handouts, homework assignments, exams, answer keys
  • Easily customize the style and format of your documents
  • Include fully evaluatable, publication-quality typeset formulas and mathematical notation in your documents
  • Distribute documents as cross-platform notebooks, professional-quality printouts, PDFs, web pages, and more
Functionality Reference:
Notebook Basics»
Notebook Formatting & Styling»
Notebook & Interface Customization»
Importing & Exporting in Notebooks»
Document Generation»
Generate interactive student lab activites/projects
Did you know that you can create an interactive model in less than 60 seconds with one simple command?

Generate interactive student lab activites/projects

Feature Highlights:
  • Build interactive models and demonstrations with a single command
  • Explore changes to text, functions, formulas, matrices, graphics, tables, or even data
  • Allow students to complete assignments within platform-independent documents
Functionality Reference:
Interactive Manipulation»
Dynamic Visualization»
Visualization and Graphics»
Symbolic Graphics Language»
Computational Geometry»

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