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[General and Comparative Reviews]

This page lists reviews of mathematics packages as published in our
quarterly newsletter (unless otherwise stated), with pointers to those
which have been published electronically on the CTI Mathematics Web pages.
For a chronological list of reviews see the Maths&Stats
newsletter index. Reviews of statistics packages are available on the
CTI
Statistics Web Site. Note that Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to
view the files in PDF. This is freely available from the Adobe
Web Site or from the Adobe mirror at HENSA
together with full instructions on how to download it.

Tutorial Packages (Mathwise, Calmat...)

Broderbund Calculus | Broderbund Calculus (May 94) | John Haight |

Calculus Connections | Calculus Connections (May 97) | Martin Greenhow |

Calculus Connections | Calculus Connections - Multimedia (HTML/ PDF) (Nov 96) | Christopher Parker |

Calmat | Managing Mathematics with CALMAT (Aug 98) | Dexter J Booth |

Calmat | Using Core Calmat (Nov 97) | Dr J Tabor |

Calmat | Using CALMAT in 'Levelling-Up' Teaching (Feb 93) | Dr J H Tabor |

DIAGNOSYS | Review of DIAGNOSYS (Aug 99) | Richard Cornish |

Differential Systems (previously Differential Equations and Phase Planes) | Differential Systems - an update (Feb 97) | Doug Quinney |

Differential Systems (previously Differential Equations and Phase Planes) | Differential Equations and Phase Portraits (HTML/ PDF) (May 92) | Doug Quinney |

Exploring Small Groups | Exploring Small Groups (Feb 97) | Terry S Griggs |

Interactive Differential Equations | Review of Interactive Differential Equations (Aug 98) | Martin Greenhow |

Interactive PastPapers | Review of Interactive PastPapers and the Numbers Disk (May 98) | David Bowers |

MacMath | Review of MacMath (Feb 93) | Dr Doug Quinney |

MacTutor | MacTutor, A Review (Feb 92) | Prof J V Greenham |

Mathematics CD-ROM | CD-ROM Review - Mathematics Volume 2 (May 94) | Edmund F Robertson |

Mathwise | Mathwise v2.1 (Pre-Calculus Cluster) (Aug 98) | David Begg |

Mathwise | Multiple
Integrals Module (Be Mathwise! Issue 2, Spring 98) |
Martin Greenhow |

Mathwise | Fourier
Series Module (Be Mathwise! Issue 2, Spring 98) |
Neil Challis |

Mathwise | Mathwise Astronomy Module (Aug 96) | David Harper |

Mathwise | Mathwise: a learning environment (Nov 93) | Mike Beilby |

Mechanics in Action | Review of Mechanics in Action (Aug 98) | Simon Goodchild |

Multimedia Maths Functions | Multimedia Maths Functions (Feb 97) | Douglas Quinney |

The Numbers Disk | Review of Interactive PastPapers and the Numbers Disk (May 98) | David Bowers / Tony Croft / Chetna Patel |

Transmath | Review of Transmath 3.0 (May 99) | N G Beaty / N R Walker |

Computer Mathematics Systems (Maple,
Mathcad...)

Axiom | Axiom: More Intelligent Numerical Analysis (Aug 94) | Michael C Dewar |

Axiom | Axiom, a problem-solving environment (Nov 93) | Valerie Stanley |

Cinderella | The Interactive Geometry Software Cinderella (Nov 99) | Wilson Stothers |

Derive | Derive for Windows (May 97) | Dr W Robin |

Derive 3.0 (Nov 95) | Diana Mackie | |

Derive on a Palmtop (Feb 94) | Mark Hinter/John Monaghan | |

Using DERIVE to teach Laplace transforms (Aug 92) | John Mooney | |

DERIVE version 2.01 Review (Feb 91) | Mike Beilby | |

Reaction on meeting REDUCE and DERIVE (HTML / PDF) (Feb 90) | P H Borcherds/G P McCauley | |

Introducing students to DERIVE (Aug 90) | Dr Neil Pitcher | |

Using DERIVE to enhance maths teaching (HTML / PDF) (Nov 90) | D Mackie | |

LiveMath Maker
(previously known as MathView, MathPlus, Theorist) |
MathView (Nov 97) | Des Hill / Grant Keady |

Mathplus (HTML
/ PDF)
(LMS Bulletin no 238, May 1996) |
Derek Holt | |

Theorist (Feb 94) | Joe Greenman | |

Macsyma | Macsyma 2.3 (Aug 98) | Dr Paul Stewart |

Teaching with Macsyma 2.2 for Windows (Aug 97) | Dave Pountney | |

Macsyma 2.2 : New Features (May 97) | David Hodgkinson | |

Macsyma 2.0 (Nov 95) | David Hodgkinson | |

Review of MACSYMA for Windows (Aug 94) | R Chalabi / D Hodgkinson | |

Magma
(previously Cayley) |
MAGMA - Computational Algebra (Feb 94) | J Cannon |

What's CAYLEY? (May 92) | Gary J Sherman | |

Maple | Experiments in Mathematics using Maple (Nov 98) | Phil Ramsden |

Maple V Release 5 (Aug 98) | Nigel Backhouse | |

Maple
Vr5 (Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society) |
Grant Keady | |

Maple V Release 4 (Feb 97) | Peter Whitworth | |

Maple Vr4 Student edition for Mac (Nov 96) | Grant Keady | |

Maple V2 Student Version for Windows (May 94) | Dr Bill Anderson | |

Teaching with Maple (May 92) | Edmund F Robertson | |

The Maple Computer Algebra System (Nov 90) | David Harper | |

Mathcad | Review of Mathcad 8 (Aug 99) | Duncan N Robertson |

Evaluation of Mathcad 7.0 Professional (Aug 98) | Dr Duncan Robertson | |

Conjugate Gradients via Mathcad Plus 6.0 (May 98) | Morgan Pickering | |

Mathcad 6.0 (HTML / PDF) (Nov 96) | Rob Beale | |

Using Mathcad to understand aliasing (Nov 95) | Dr A Croft | |

Chaotic Iteration with Mathcad (Aug 93) | John Hayward | |

Review of Mathcad 3.0 (HTML / PDF) (May 92) | R P Hawkshaw | |

Mathematica | Review of Mathematica 4 (Aug 99) | Nigel Backhouse |

Review of Mathematica ® 3.0 &The MATHEMATICA ® Book, Third Edition (Feb 97) | Dr Daniel R Moore | |

Differential Equations with Mathematica (Nov 95) | Allan Hayes | |

Numerical Analysis with Mathematica (May 95) | Allan Hayes | |

The Joy of the "Joy of Mathematica" (May 95) | Prof Jonathan V Greenman | |

Mathematica with first year undergraduates (Nov 94) | Enid R Pinch | |

Calculus and Mathematica (Aug 93) | Jon Greenman | |

Mathematica in the US (May 90) | Allan Hayes | |

Matlab | Review
of Getting Started with Matlab (May 99) |
Christian C Beardah |

Matlab 5.2 and Student Edition (May 98) | Alan Zinober | |

Review of Matlab 5.1 (Feb 98) | Andrew R C Crane / C Martin Crane | |

Practical Maths Using MATLAB (Aug 95) | Christian C Beardah | |

Recent Developments with MATLAB (May 95) | C Martin Crane | |

Matlab 4.0 Graphics (Feb 94) | C Martin Crane | |

Review of MATLAB 4.0 for Windows (Nov 93) | Dr Christian C Beardah | |

MATLAB for teaching Numerical Methods (Aug 93) | Dr Christian C Beardah | |

Linear Algebra with PC-Matlab (Feb 93) | Neville J Ford | |

Experiences with MATLAB (Aug 92) | George Lindfield | |

MATLAB in teaching Applied Maths (HTML / PDF) (Aug 91) | Dr Venkat V S S Sastry | |

Using MATLAB to teach mathematics (May 91) | Dr Mike Beilby | |

MATLAB: A Tool for Teaching and Research (HTML / PDF) (Feb 90) | Nicholas J. Higham | |

Milo | Milo: an intelligent but simple computer algebra system (May 91) | Dr D Quinney |

O-Matrix | Review of O-Matrix (Nov 99) | Venkat V S S Sastry |

Reduce | REDUCE and its use in teaching (HTML / PDF)(Aug 91) | M A H MacCallum |

Use of an Archimedes with REDUCE (Aug 90) | Gordon Makinson | |

Review of REDUCE (May 90) | Dr Francis J Wright | |

Reaction on meeting REDUCE and DERIVE (HTML / PDF) (Feb 90) | P H Borcherds / G P McCauley | |

TKSolver | TKSolver 2.0 - a new version of a well-established equation solver (Nov 93) | Prof G Field |

XPLORE | Review of X(PLORE) version 4.0 (May 95) | Doug Quinney |

Other Reviews (Assessment Packages,
Simulation Packages...)

Mathematical Text Processors |
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Equasor | Equasor (May 93) | Diana Mackie |

EXP | Review of EXP (HTML / PDF) (Aug 91) | Dr Terence Jackson |

Formulator | Formulator:
a WYSIWYG TeX typesetting program
for mathematical formulae (May 91) |
Dr Doug Quinney |

Latex | Introducing Novices to LaTeX (HTML / PDF)(May 92) | T C A McMullan / R N Wilson / I Cantley |

MathType | Review of MathType 4 (Aug 99) | Douglas Quinney |

MathType | Review of MathType (HTML / PDF) (Feb 91) | Mike Beilby |

Scientific Notebook | Review of Scientific Notebook (Aug 99) | Phil Ramsden |

Assessment Packages |
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Mathletics | Mathletics - a review (Nov 99) | Joseph Kyle |

Question Mark Designer | Some experiences using Question Mark Designer (Nov 98) | D A Lawson |

Question Mark Designer (May 97) | Margaret Correll / Pamela Shaw | |

Question Mark (May 96) | Martin Greenhow / Michael McCabe | |

Designer Software for Maths Assessment? (Feb 95) | Michael McCabe | |

Question Mark Perception | Review of Perception (Aug 99) | Paul Strickland |

Simulation and Visualisation Packages |
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Geometer's Sketchpad | The Geometer's Sketchpad v3.0 (Feb 96) | Tony Crilly |

Geometer's Sketchpad | The Geometer's SketchPad for Windows (May 95) | Tony Crilly |

Sciencesoft Calculator | Review of Sciencesoft Calculator (Feb 98) | Simon Busbridge / Adrian Oldknow |

Graphing Calculators | Review
of Introduction to the TI-89 (May 99) |
Tony Crilly |

The TI-89: Portable Affordable Personal Technology (Nov 98) | Harry Gretton / Neil Challis | |

Learning Mathematics through the TI-92 (Nov 98) | Dr Les Short | |

TI-92, hand-held revolution in maths learning (May 95) | Prof Bert K Waits / Prof Franklin Demana | |

Graphing Calculators in the Classroom (Feb 93) | Prof Bert K Waits / Prof Franklin Demana | |

More on the Graphical Calculator (Nov 91) | Steve Weal | |

The Graphics Calculator (May 90) | Mike Beilby | |

Kaleidagraph | Review of Kaleidagraph (May 91) | Dr Derek Robinson |

Logo | Non-Euclidean Geometry with LOGO (HTML / PDF) (Aug 91) | Helen Sims-Coomber / Ralph Martin |

MacFourier | MacFourier (Aug 93) | Dr Robert D Harding |

Modellus | Review of Modellus (Aug 99) | Douglas Quinney |

Modellus 1.0 (Feb 99) | Venkat V S S Sastry | |

Authoring Packages |
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Genesis | Review of Genesis (HTML / PDF) (Nov 91) | B J Philp |

Hypershell | Review of Hypershell (HTML / PDF) (Nov 91) | Alan Zinober |

Stella | Stella and Mathematical Modelling (Aug 94) | Jon Greenman |

Supercard | SuperCard (Nov 95) | Jon Greenman |

Other Packages |
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Albert | Albert (May 96) | Martin Greenhow |

bk teachware series | Support in Learning (Nov 98) | David Bowers |

f(z) | f(z), F&O, Models (Nov 93) | Les Short |

Gina | Review of Gina (Nov 90) | Dr S Amini |

GOFER | An educational role for GOFER? (HTML / PDF)(May 93) | G C Wraith |

Formula/One | Review of Formula/One (HTML / PDF) (Aug 91) | Dr P J Caudrey |

From Calculus to Chaos | From Calculus to Chaos (Nov 98) | Dr Thomas Ward |

Interactive Math Dictionary | Interactive Math Dictionary (Aug 97) | Douglas Quinney |

Kluwer's Encyclopaedia of Mathematics | Kluwer's Encyclopaedia of Mathematics on CD-ROM (Nov 98) | Dr Dan Moore |

Mathematician's CD, The | The Mathematician's CD (Nov 98) | Nigel Martin |

ODE | ODE version 2.5 Review (HTML / PDF) (Feb 91) | E P Hausler |

ODE Architect (Feb 99) | Martin Greenhow | |

PDEase2D | Review of PDEase2D (May 99) | Peter Edwards |

SToMP | SToMP: Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers (Aug 99) | Dick Bacon |

StudyWorks! | StudyWorks! for Mathematics (Feb 99) | Neil Challis / Harry Gretton / Linda Bloom |

Quantenna | Quantenna
Multimedia Management
Education Courseware (Feb 96) |
Clare Martin |

Understand Business Mathematics | Review of Understand Business Mathematics (Aug 99) | Vince Kwasnica |

Wavelet | Wavelet Packet Laboratory v1.0 (Feb 96) | Nigel Backhouse |

General and Comparative Reviews

Comparative review of Calculus on CD (Nov 97) | Martin Greenhow |

Diagnostic Testing at Nottingham (Aug 94) | Steve Brydges / Stephen Hibberd |

A First Step in Calculus Reform (Aug 93) | Bert K Waits / Franklin Demana |

A Guide to Computer Algebra Systems (HTML / PDF) (May 92) | Doug Quinney |

IT in Calculus Teaching (Nov 93) | Behiye Ubuz |

Turn your Mac into a BBC Micro (HTML / PDF) (Feb 91) | Adrian Bowman |

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