# How Microsoft Mathematics Works

Your students’ interest will

with Microsoft® Mathematics 4.0.

While teachers are under pressure

to raise math and science test

scores on standardized tests,

many students find math their

most frustrating subject. With

Microsoft Mathematics, teachers

can equip students with the tools

they need to grasp the concepts

behind the correct answers.

When that happens, students’

engagement and comprehension

can rise exponentially.

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Encourage. Visualize. Solve.

Microsoft Mathematics is a

free, powerful computer

algebra system with a

friendly user interface. It

works in parallel with your

teaching to help students

stay engaged in math and

science. Algebra and

geometry students benefit

from fast, clear

equation-solving,

while more

Top 3

advanced

reasons

students get

to use it

help in subjects

such as calculus,

trigonometry, physics,

and chemistry.

1) Free and easy.

Microsoft Mathematics is a free

download that’s easy to install.

It works with PCs and Windows®

operating systems. The approachable user interface is arranged in a familiar Microsoft Office style.

Menus are clearly organized and

functions are easy to find.

2) Step-by-step learning.

Teachers can use Equation Solver

to demonstrate step-by-step

solutions to many math problems,

from pre-algebra to calculus.

Microsoft Mathematics shows

students every step on the path

to the right answer. Increasing

understanding is the first step

toward improving test scores.

3) Powerful visualization tools.

A serious graphing calculator is

built in. Teachers can capture

students’ imaginations with

dynamic color visualization of

complex math problems.

Students can take advantage of

full-fledged graphing capabilities,

including Cartesian, spherical, and

cylindrical 3D options.

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A clearer path to understanding math.

As students advance, Math can become overwhelming, even for some students who excelled at lower levels. Microsoft Mathematics empowers students to engage with potentially intimidating problems, giving them the tools not only to arrive at the right answers, but to understand how they got there.

3) Intuitive interface.

Microsoft Mathematics has a powerful

computing engine but a friendly user

interface. Menus of commands are

presented in a way that will be

immediately familiar to users of

Microsoft Office applications. And it’s

easy to hide functions that a student

won’t be using until next semester or

next year.

4) Help at home.

Microsoft Mathematics can serve as a

homework aid for students, helping

to reinforce concepts they learned in

class. Parents, who often have a

harder time helping with math than

with other subjects, can use Microsoft

Mathematics to refresh their skills and

help students prepare for the next test.

1) Zero in on answers, step by step.

Microsoft Mathematics helps you

guide students along every step

toward the solution of a problem.

A worksheet area lets students work

through math equations and

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expressions, saving their work for

later review. As they retrace their

steps, they develop the kind of

comprehension that leads to

deepening curiosity, not just higher

test scores.

2) Assistance close at hand.

Thorough tutorials help students

understand, practice, and excel at

new math concepts. A handy library

of formulas and equations offers

instruction and help for more than

a hundred common equations,

eliminating a major source of

frustration and confusion.

Make math visual.

Teaching

Tip

The students

have the tools

now to create

a customized movie where

the picture oscillates backand-forth from two quadric

surfaces such as a hyperbolic

paraboloid, and an elliptic

paraboloid.

Students grasp math

concepts better when

they’re presented visually.

That’s why Microsoft

Mathematics has a

full-featured graphing

calculator built in. It’s...

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