Although this project is no longer funded, the materials available on the web site are still current and relevant. This well written article focuses on how computers and math software can be used in the classroom or at home to enhance students‘ learning opportunities. It "identifies specific tools to help students apply math in real world settings and to solve problems through a variety of alternate means." It is broken down into several areas, including calculators, manipulatives, worksheets, money and coins, time, curricular software, and online resources. Each section gives information on different software packages currently available, with links to the appropriate websites, as well as information about other online resources. At the time of this review, all the links were accurate.
This is an excellent resource for the parent or education professional who is looking for information on software that enhances math education.
The Calculator section includes information on system calculators, as well as information about add on software available for purchase and free downloading, and calculators to use online.
The sections on manipulation, worksheets, money and coins, time, and curricular software give good examples of software available for those areas, and include links to the publishers of these software programs.
In several or the sections of this article, there are additional resources such as a pdf file of vendors of math software, with all or their contact information, and information about non computer-based math aids such as the number line and more typical calculator.
Overall, I feel that this article is a very good resource for the parent or education professional who is looking for information on software that enhances math education.