Microsoft Mathematics – An Amazing Freebie

I know some people want to spell Microsoft with a $ instead of the s, and certainly some of their products are not cheap. But today my daughter (who is a 14 year old 8th grader) pointed me to Microsoft Mathematics 4.0, a fantastic free program that does math, plots etc etc.

To think that for little more than 350 USD you can get a small PC that will run this beauty and more – back in its day the Texas Instruments TI-59 was 300 USD!

The Microsoft Mathematics even features a Word plugin, that will actually let you do part of your Math (and other) homework directly within Word.

On the left hand side of the Mathematics screen is a calculator like device, that is really just a shortcut to the various formulas that are supported.

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It is the worksheet window where the real lifting is done. Here you can see how the system explains how a simple equation is solved:

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It sounds like a cliché, but there are just too many features to easily explain, so you really have to have a go yourself and download it!

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If you happen to run Mac or Linux there is of course the (also free) option of GeoGebra

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