Software and Text Books

My Star Rating Ranges from One-Star (not so great) to Five-Stars (excellent).

  • Mathematics Software

Graph v4.4.2 Graphing Program (Windows)

3D Graph3D Graphing Program (Windows)

Quick Graph. Graphing Program (iPad)

Page Breeze HTML Editor (Windows)a>

PcTeX Maths Doc. Markup Language (Windows)<

tth Tex to HTML Converter (Windows)

Snapper Image Grabber (Windows)

Geometry Pad (iPad)

My Script (Freehand) Calculator (iPad)

Mathlnk Equation Solver (iPad)

Random Number Generator (iPad)

Infinite White Board (iPad)

Maths Text Books and Study Guides   

Stats, Finance and Transformational Geometry Grades 11 & 12


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Graphing Program v 4.4.2 (Windows) 
***** 

This excellent graphing program is totally free.  I use it routinely in my training notes.  Once it is installed no internet connection is required.  Multiple functions or raw data may be graphed.  The graph(s) may be exported as a .jpg image file and then inserted into most document processors.   

Download from
http://www.padowan.dk/download/

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3D Graphing Program (Windows)  3D Graph V 2.12 ***    

A rather 'fiddly' program.  Down load for free from

http://www.tucows.com/preview/507879/3D-Graph


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Quick Graph (iPad) *****
An excellent Graphing Program.  Available from the Apple App Store for a few Rands.

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      LATEX Generator 'PCTEX' (Windows) ****   Most of my study notes are now written using this program.  It is complex, a mark-up language much like HTML.  It can produce .pdf output.  The output (.tex) files can be converted to HTML using 'tth'.  It is not free unless you are an educator.  I am not sure about students.  Down load via

      sales@pctex.com 


      There is a lot of help available for PCTEX on the web.  There needs to be because the supplied help is a bit patchy.
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      TEX to HTML Converter 'tth' (Windows) *** 
      I use this program when I want my notes to appear in full on a web page.  I don't do this much anymore.  It is fiddly and generally requires that the converted text be 'fixed up' in an HTML editor.  The program runs from a command line prompt from a Windows cmd.exe window.

      If you are interested in using tth I suggest you start here

      http://hutchinson.belmont.ma.us/tth/
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      Note:  Does not seem to work in dual-screen mode although it claims to.

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      Geometry Pad (iPad) ****   I use this program for teaching and also for preparing diagrams for study notes.  Transfer to aWindows box using export to Camera Roll then import to Drop Box then pick up from Drop Box on my Windows machine

      Obtain from the App Store.

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      My Script Calculator
      (iPad) *****    

      Excellent quick calculator for sharing my work with my student during tutoroal sessions.  Available from the App Store.

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      MathLnk (iPad)  Equation Solver
      Excellent for solving otherwise tedious or intractable equations.  The problem is submitted to a computer in the US (I think) and the very detailed results returned.  Input is via a free-hand chalk-board.  This is often a pain but wonderful also.  It prefers a small cross to a free-hand 'x' (back to back 'c') when entering an 'x'.  Available from the App Store

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        Random Number Generator    ****  Useful for generating data for Stats.  Available from the App Store.

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        Infinite White Board (iPad).  *****
        My primary working surface for teaching on the iPad.  Available from the Apple App Store for Free or the full version for about R7-50



  • Mathematics Text Books
Statistics, Finance and Transformation Geometry.  An Interactive Workbook.

An excellent  book for these fields.

Written by Dominique Clogg, Anna Jacobs and Andrew Maffessanti

Published and Printed by St Andrew's College, Grahamstown  I think.  Appears to be out of print.

    • Grade   8
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YOUNG MATHS 
Learner's Book
Grade 8     Neil Eddy et al

Bateleur Books
   *****
The book includes exam-style exercises 
    • Grade   9
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MATHEMATIC
S ACHIEVE
Learner's Book
  
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NCS, Paul Carter et al
Study & Master Series  Cambridge University Press 

Mathematics Achieve! Series  
Written by K Morrison and F Heany and published by Pearson.  I bought mine at Foggarty's Book shop in Walmer Park Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth
    • Grade 10
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Maths HANDBOOK and STUDY GUIDE
  Grade 10 *****   Kevin Smith, Berlut Books
The book has extensive exercises and memoranda

MATHEMATICS.
  X-Kit Achieve! Series Written by Karen Morrison and published by Pearson. 
I bought mine at Foggarty's Book shop in Walmer Park Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth
    • Grade 11
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Maths HANDBOOK and STUDY GUIDE
  Grade 11 *****   Kevin Smith, Berlut Books
    • Grade 12
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Maths HANDBOOK and STUDY GUIDE
  Grade 12 *****   Kevin Smith, Berlut Books
The book has extensive exercises and memoranda

Physical Science (Physics)




Physical Science (Chemistry)

  • Chemistry Essential Reference (X-Kit Series)

*****

Written by Helga McLaren and published by Pearson.  I bought mine at Foggarty's Book shop in Walmer Park Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth.

It is an excellent book covering Grades 10 to 12.