Recent Events 

The
10th Anniversary CD for ATCM can be accessed here
[http://www.any2any.org/default.html] via this
website [http://www.any2any.org]  updated March 4, 2006. 

In the 'Trig Graphs
Matchup Puzzles', the draganddrop within a Java applet window
allows the learner to do the association of symbolic equations
to graphical representations. Wrong association will be given
an explanation. The "Trigonometric
Functions" appears in "Resources
for precalculus II". 


Institutions and Associations 

American
Mathematical Society [http://www.ams.org]  visited January
2, 2006 ;
this site provides a much more comprehensive list of 'Societies,
Associations and Organizations' 
www.enc.org
 a funded project by the US DOE until September 29, 2005; new
website at www.goENC.com
with subscription fee; is a resource site for 'math and science'
teaching 
Mathematical
Association of America [http://www.maa.org]  visited January
2, 2006 
Math
Forum, Drexel University [http://www.mathforum.org/]  visited
January 2, 2006 
TERC, "Mathematics
and Science Education for the Future"  could not find easily
what TERC stands for. An article, "Technology Meets Math Education:
Envisioning A Practical Future Forum on the Future of Technology
in Education" ,
points to TERC from where the author (Andee Rubin) of the article
is. 
Texas
A&M University at College Station
[http://www.tamu.edu] 
matti.usu.edu
 another NSF funded project called "National Library of
Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics" at Utah
State University. It covers PreK to 12 activities covering
"number and operations", "algebra", "geometry",
"measurement", and "data anaysis & probability".
Visiting a few of the lessons on the 912 algebra, a consistent
user interface (GUI) with lesson plans on the right (for some),
and a 'standard' button that refers to 'principles and standards'
as defined by the "National Council of Teachers of Mathematics"
(NCTM). That is good as there are some gauges to measure the
performance and what the kids should be learning (from a perspective).
This should be considered in the design of AOLA. 
World
Wide Web Consortium [http://www.w3.org/] 

Technology URL Links that Appear
in this AOLA Framework site 


ActionScript
[http://www.actionscript.org]: Scripting in Macromedia's Flash 
proprietary standards 
ActiveMath
[http://www.activemath.org] 
Standards 
ActivityML
(Activty Markup Language)  under development by S. Chu (April
2006) 
Standards 
Amaya
[http://www.w3.org/Amaya/]: a web editor/browser jointly developed
by W3C and the WAM (Web,
Adaptation and Multimedia) project at INRIA;
contents are sensitive to XHTML, CSS, MathML and SVG. If you
already have a favourite browser and only like to view MathML
content, then there are other options such as the MathPlayer
plugin (to keep only one browser on your desktop); 
Open Source Tools for Mathematics 
Autograph
 Autograph 3 [visited site December 26, 2005] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
AXIOM
[http://www.axiomdeveloper.org/]: Axiom is a general purpose
Computer Algebra system. It is useful for research and development
of mathematical algorithms. The Axiom Language provides a very
high level way to express abstract mathematical concepts that
are collected in the Axiom Library which defines over 1,000
stronglytyped mathematical domains and categories. 
Open Source Mathematical
Software 
Blackboard 
Managed Learning Environment (MLE) 
Cabri
 Cabri 3D 1.1 [visited site December 26, 2005] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
Calculus
Wiz: Calculus WIZ is an interactive calculus tutorial that's
simple, powerful, and easy to understand. 
Learning Tool 


DocBook
[http://www.oasisopen.org/docbook/documentation/reference/] 
Standards 
ELGG
[http://elgg.net]: "Elgg is a robust open source social
application engine." 

The
Geometer's SketchPad  Version 4 [visited site December
26, 2005] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
LAMS
[http://www.lamsinternational.com]:workflow engine in learning
environment; allows teachers to create learning activityflow
graphically. Each activity of course can be an AOLA eactivity. 
Commercial Learning Tool 
LyX
[http://www.lyx.org]: WYSIWYM (...what you mean)  it has a
tool to enter mathematics symbols, thus formulae; it would be
best to use to produce documents, not necessary for use in the
Web, and the 'maths' is not 'actionable'. Yet, the promise of
this software is that it is open source and it could take up
capability to just do that 
Authoring Tool (editor) 
Maxima
(CAS) [http://maxima.sourceforge.net/]: Maxima is a system for
the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including
differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms,
ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations,
and vectors, matrices, and tensors. Version 5.9.2 was released
October 17, 2005. 
Open Source Mathematical
Software 
MathML
[http://www.w3.org/Math/]: a markup language to allow the inclusion
of mathematical expressions in Web pages; the specification
is at the primitive level where mathematics symbols are best
used as welldefined representation. If symbols are used for
derived meaning, then approaches similar to OpenMath should
be used. Most likely we do not need to know how to compose mathematics
expressions in MathML (just like we do not need to know HTML
to compose web pages), editor software will be used instead. 
Standards 
Mathcad  Mathcad
13 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
MathXpert:
MathXpert helps learn (algebra, precalculus and calculus) by
solving problems with guiding steps 
Learning Tool 
Maple
 Maple 10 was released on September 2005 [1] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
MatLab
 Matlab 7.1 was released on September 2005 [3] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
Mathematica
 Mathematica 5.2 was released on July 2005 [2] 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
Moodle 
Managed Learning Environment (MLE) 
MuPad
 MuPAD Pro 3.1.1 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
OpenMath
[http://www.openmath.org] 
Standards 
PNG
(Portable Network Graphics) [http://www.w3.org/Graphics/PNG/]:
PNG is an extensible file format for the lossless, portable,
wellcompressed storage of raster images. PNG provides a patentfree
replacement for GIF and can also replace many common uses of
TIFF. First recommendation in 1996, with 2nd edition at 2003
 which also becomes an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 15948:2003 (E). 
Standards 
RELOAD
[http://www.reload.ac.uk/index.html]: Reusable eLearning Object
Authoring & Delivery  not particularly targeted at Maths
content 
Authoring Tool 
Scientific
WorkPlace  Scientific WorkPlace 5.5 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
SCORM
[http://www.adlnet.gov/Scorm/index.aspx]: Shareable Content
Object Reference Model developed by DoD and distributed via
the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative Network;
could this be ActivityML? 
Standards 
T_{T}H
[http://hutchinson.belmont.ma.us/tth/]: a TeX to HTML translator
written in C, distributed for noncommercial use. The tool provides
an immediate solution to putting equations (in TeX format) to
the Web. See Design Science link for another
approach to put maths on the Web. 
Authoring Tool (rendering) 
UDDI
(Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) [http://www.uddi.org]:
version 3 specification was released and ratified as OASIS Standard
on 3.Feb.2005 
Standards 
Unicode
[http://www.unicode.org]: a single coding system to represent
every character of any language; consult ISO/IEC 10646 also. 
Standards 
Universal
Business Language [http://www.oasisopen.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=ubl] 
Standards 
WebCT
has WebCT
Campus Edition (Course Management System) and WebCT
Vista (Academic Enterprise System) 
Managed Learning Environment (MLE) 
WebEQ
[http://www.dessci.com/en/products/webeq/]: an equation editor
that generates both Presentation and Content MathML, using Java
and MathML technology. 
Commercial Mathematical Software 
Wiris
[http://wiris.com] 
Authoring Tool (editor) 


URL Links of Interests (gathered
from other sites) 


Numerical
Algorithms Group (NAG) [http://nag.co.uk] 






