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cracker Nov6-06 08:46 PM

Math software
 
Does anybody know off a good Math software that helps you in Calculos AB and BC and mabe Algebra and Trig? And possibly that helps you get ready for the AP test.

(Background info)
I need to cause when I'm currently in Calculos AB and when my teacher first teachers me something I dont get it right away. I usually get it after I do hw or class or after quizes because he usualy does reviews and by then its to late cause I have already done the work and quizes and I dont do bad but I wish I could have done better and I get kinda ticked cause after the quiz I realize all the mistakes I did. Usually do good on the test though.

So if it was not for that then I would probably have almost a perfect average in that and that would be great since I'm not very good at english and the rest of the classes I have mid and high Bs. And with I currently have an -A in Cal. and that A or +A would get my mom off my back for my poor grades in English.

chroot Nov6-06 08:54 PM

I'd say some exploration with a computer algebra system (symbolic mathematics system) would be a good start. You can download some open-source CAS implementations, like Maxima. You can also purchase commercial software -- look into Maple and Mathematica.

- Warren

marcusl Nov6-06 10:11 PM

You might find the Schaum's Outline on calculus helpful. It reviews each concept, works examples showing every step, then gives you a lot of practice problems with the answers included. It can help you figure out which parts you know and which you need more review on, as well as give you practice for the quizzes.


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