ERIC Number: ED455835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Math on the Web: A Status Report.
Miner, Robert; Topping, Paul
This publication reports on resources on the Web for the area of math. A quick look is given at innovative sites under the areas of new resources for students, new ways for teachers and students to interact, new ways of presenting math, and new tools for research. Next, advantages and disadvantages are identified for each of the following technologies: HTML pages with GIF images for equations; Adobe Acrobat (PDF); IBM Techexplorer pages; server-side programming (CGI, Perl, Java, ASP scripts, etc.); and HTML and components (Design Science WebEQ, IBM Techexplorer components). Standards for math communication on the Web are then discussed. A list of the standards that Math on the Web developers should be considered with is given, along with the role each standard plays in the HTML Platform. The role of MathML for dynamic math in Web pages and the HTML Platform versus advantages of the proprietary, single-vendor platforms, are discussed. A list of available software packages that have some level of MathML support is given, followed by descriptions of products in the works that support MathML and the HTML Platform. (Contains 32 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Media, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Online Systems, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.dessci.com/webmath/status. For updates: http://www.dessci.com/webmath.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Design Science, Inc., Long Beach, CA.