Microsoft Math 4.0 and more

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Microsoft Math 4.0 and more

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Something for the math teachers out there – Microsoft Math now at version 4.0

From the download page:

Microsoft Mathematics provides a graphing calculator that plots in 2D and 3D, step-by-step equation solving, and useful tools to help students with math and science studies.

Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.

  • The Step-by-Step Equation Solver The Step-by-Step Equation Solver

    Students can use this to learn how to solve difficult math problems.

  • Graphing calculator Graphing calculator

    Its full features and large two-dimensional and enhanced three-dimensional color graphs can better illustrate problems and concepts.

  • Formulas and Equations Library Formulas and Equations Library

    Students will find more than 100 commonly used equations and formulae to help identify and apply equations.

  • Triangle Solver Triangle Solver

    This graphing tool explains triangles and their parts.

  • Unit Conversion tool Unit Conversion tool

    Students can use this handy tool to quickly and easily convert units of measure, including length, area, volume, weight, temperature, pressure, energy, power, velocity, and time.

And the Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote:

With the Microsoft Mathematics Add-in for Word and OneNote, you can perform mathematical calculations and plot graphs in your Word documents and OneNote notebooks. The add-in also provides an extensive collection of mathematical symbols and structures to display clearly formatted mathematical expressions. You can also quickly insert commonly used expressions and math structures by using the Equation gallery. The Microsoft Mathematics Add-in can help you with the following tasks:

  • Compute standard mathematical functions, such as roots and logarithms
  • Compute trigonometric functions, such as sine and cosine
  • Find derivatives and integrals, limits, and sums and products of series
  • Perform matrix operations, such as inverses, addition, and multiplication
  • Perform operations on complex numbers
  • Plot 2-D graphs in Cartesian and polar coordinates
  • Plot 3-D graphs in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates
  • Solve equations and inequalities
  • Calculate statistical functions, such as mode and variance, on lists of numbers
  • Factor polynomials or integers• Simplify or expand algebraic expressions


  • The help file in Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 is disappointing in font size, and there is no way of improving this by the user.  Why?  Don't you care for the visually impaired?  Can you please correct this and upload it as an update?  It would be very much appreciated.  I'm literaaly having a headache trying to read the help file.  Many Thanks if you could help.

    Peter JAMES

  • There isn’t a way to increase the font size in a particular topic, but there are ways to make small fonts easier to read on HTML pages.

    1. Use Windows Magnifier to make items on the screen easier to read.

    windows.microsoft.com/.../Make-items-on-the-screen-appear-bigger-Magnifier

    2. Change the Accessibility settings in Internet Options to Ignore font sizes specified on webpages

    windows.microsoft.com/.../Change-the-colors-and-fonts-used-for-webpages

  • This program doesn't seem to allow me to compute the Mth roots of a complex number:  root((9+0i),2) always returns 3 when it should return (3+0i) and (-3+0i).  In general, I need a program other than GNU Octave that will allow me to compute the Mth roots of an arbitray complex number: ccrma.stanford.edu/.../Back_Mth_Roots.html

    It need such a program to verify my own program patch that I am working on.   I really don't want to have to doe this by hand...

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