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Apps - I like this one

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chompski 17 July 2012 08:57
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Thanks I really like them- especially as they have simulations for elementary to university and I can embed them in my schools website.
Thanks
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Colleen 17 July 2012 09:21
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Pip you mentioned Quick Graph, have you see the Desmos Graphing calculator?
My post here has details. It is excellent and completely free!

Evernote - I use it everyday - totally brilliant.

My favourites are all somewhere on my blog - there is an applets list and many other lists here.

My Top>10 Mathematics Websites

WolframAlpha must have a mention!
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amanda_simpson 17 July 2012 17:51
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 Thanks for starting up this thread Pip - a great idea.
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Maccamaths 18 July 2012 08:46
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I really like Explain Everything for the iPad.  Really good for creating revision/ homework videos which I upload to youtube and next year I'm going to get the pupils to use to create their own revision videos at the end of topics.
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annecarlill 12 August 2012 14:45
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The app for smartphone I really need is one that works out the mean and standard deviation of frequency data. I suppose you could use the term 'weighted mean'. I don't mind paying if the app is easy to use. 

For correlation and regression, I like this one, itunes.apple.com/us/app/regression-calculator/id339270826 , called Regression Calculator by Charles Vu. It looks good, is straightforward to use and cost me less than a pound.  His general statistics one, including mean & st devn, requires each individual data item to be added to use it. It's not very helpful when I have several 100 items and want to make a frequency table to look at the distribution first anyway. 

I would love an ipad as I could get involved in the trial of GeoGebraWeb. I find GeoGebra very useful on my PC but it would be even more useful if I had a portable version.  For now my trusty old TI-83 graphic calculator will have to suffice when the apps on a smartphone are inadequate.
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