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Friday math movie: Math comes to life

By Murray Bourne, 11 Nov 2011

I want one of these!

In this video, assistant professor, Joseph LaViola, of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at University of Central Florida demonstrates an interactive tool which cleverly animates objects like springs and cars, as well as math equations to "help students grasp math concepts".

He calls it "math sketching" and it's a great example of an interactive notebook.

When can I order one?

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