Title

Life After Wolfram|Alpha: What You (and Your Students) Need to Know

Document Type

Article

Department

Mathematics (Pomona)

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

Wolfram|Alpha, computational knowledge engine, systematic knowledge

Abstract

You may have heard colleagues or students discussing Wolfram|Alpha. If you've been wondering what all the fuss is about, this article will try to show you. In particular we will introduce several basic features of Wolfram|Alpha, provide examples, and discuss along the way how this new technology can influence what we do in our classrooms. Some of our examples may not necessarily be immediately relevant for your particular needs, but those same examples may be important to your students in their other classes or in their future careers.

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