Not only is March 1st St David’s Day in Wales, but today is also World Maths Day . So  this is a good time remind you of some great free Maths resources available from Microsoft.

One of these is Microsoft Mathematics 4.0, which  helps you visualize and see mathematical concepts as you’ve never seen them before.

Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 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.

With the Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 free download, you get:

  • A full-featured graphing calculator
  • The Formulas and Equations Library
  • The Triangle Solver
  • The Unit Conversion tool
  • Ink handwriting support
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You can find out what Mathematics 4.0 can really do in this video

Mathematics 4.0 is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9caca722-5235-401c-8d3f-9e242b794c3a

 

 

Free Teachers Guides for Mathematics 4.0 are available at
http://www.microsoft.com/education/teachers/guides/mathematics_4.0.aspx

If you don't want such to install such a subject specialist piece of software such as Mathematics 4.0, then you might want to consider installing the free Math add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote. This adds functionality to Microsoft Word and OneNote 2007 and 2010 and allows you to create solve and visualise equations directly from these Microsoft Office applications.

The Math add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote is available for download at :

http://www.microsoft.com/education/products/office/2010/default.aspx#add-ins

Our UK Partners in Learning YouTube Channel has great video of how to use these add-ins in the classroom. Made by one of our award winning Innovative Teachers it describes the basic functions this great free resource.

Remember that these resources are not just free for yourselves as Teachers, but are also free for your students. So why not celebrate World Maths Day by passing on the download links to them.