To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics December 1216, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China 

Why and How of Interactive Mathematical Documents on World Wide WebMathematical Sciences Alcorn State University U.S.A.
AbstractThe real power of mathematics documents comes into
play only when they are interactive and reader can communicate with them.
Internet related technological advancements have made it possible to create
interactive mathematics content for use on the world wide web. Computer
algebra systems Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple etc. have proved useful in
creating interactive mathematical materials. MathWright has been used
to create interactive mathematical modules in Piagetian constructivist
spirit. We have created interactive mathematical modules using Scientific
Notebook and MathWright. In this paper we trace the transition from a
physical document to an interactive document. We consider why interactive
mathematics materials should be developed and used, and explain how we
create such materials. As examples, we reproduce only the snapshots of
interactive components of two of our interactive textual materials because
it is not possible to enact interaction on paper medium.


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