Meet Wolfram Alpha: Your New Best Math Friend

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Session Description: According to Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Alpha, "Google has fundamentally changed our relationship with information access. Wolfram Alpha fundamentally changes our relationship with computation." Just as parents, teachers and professors argued about whether students should be allowed to use sliderules and calculators, some will oppose the use of Wolfram Alpha. Even more than the abacus, sliderule or calculator, however, Wolfram Alpha offers opportunities to not only accelerate the speed with which people can solve mathematical problems but also TRANSFORM the way we view and use computational tools. Anyone (teacher / student / parent / principal) teaching or learning mathematics at intermediate, secondary or college levels should know about Wolfram Alpha and its capabilities. In this session we'll explore the basics of Wolfram Alpha as well as resources for learning more.

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Theodore Gray and Wesley Fryer