Using Wolfram|Alpha in the Classroom
Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base. Our long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. This can be valuable to educators in many ways.
Gather information on a general concept
Research details on specific topics
Use it in lesson planning
Create visual aids for presentations or
handouts, including images and graphs
Show steps to math problems
For more ideas, see the Step-by-Step Math post on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog.
You can also use Wolfram|Alpha...
- to assign homework based on information in Wolfram|Alpha
- as a reference in computer labs and libraries
- for research papers and group projects