Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mobile math lab for cellphones

Israeli scientists have developed a mobile math lab application for cellphones, providing students with experiential, interactive ways to learn math.The University of Haifa researchers said that problems, graphs, and functions can be sent to others via text messaging, with the applications available online.The program was developed by Professor Michal Yerushalmy and colleagues at the university's Institute for Alternatives in Education. He says that the program can be installed on most cellular phones, enabling the phones to function as computers, able to perform mathematical functions ranging from elementary school geometry to high school level calculus.The applications, developed in collaboration with Arik Weizman and Zohar Shavit of the University of Haifa Computer Science Department with support from Eurocom Israel, are available at

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