Originally posted:  20120710 
Last updated  20180411 
Basic InfoApp Name:  Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 
Description:  Microsoft's virtual scientific math + graphing calculator 
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App URL:  https://www.microsoft.com/enus/download/details.aspx?id=15702 
App Version Reviewed:  Microsoft Mathematics v4.0 (64bit) 
Test System Specs:  Used on:
 Win764 Home Premium
 Win8 and 8.164 Pro
 Win1064 Pro

Supported OSes:  Win 32bit and 64bit (there is a 32bit version and a 64bit version) 
Support Methods:  Download archive (no support per se)  here. 
Upgrade Policy:  Not being further developed. 
Trial Version Available?  Is $FREE 
Pricing Scheme:  $FREE 
This is a screenshot of the opening "Worksheet" tab of the GUI: and the "Graphing" tab of the GUI:Intro: This is a possibly "the last word" in calculators. It is a calculator extraordinaire and has an interesting history.
From:
MS Download Center  Microsoft Mathematics 4.0Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
Version: 4.0
Date Published: 1/12/2011
File Name:
* MSetup_x86.exe  17.6 MB
* MSetup_x64.exe  18.9 MB
* Readme_Mathematics4.htm  7 KB
Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations stepbystep while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in prealgebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus.
Microsoft Mathematics includes a fullfeatured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.
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From:
Wikipedia:
Microsoft Mathematics (formerly Microsoft Math) is an educational program, designed for Microsoft Windows, that allows users to solve math and science problems. Developed and maintained by Microsoft, it is primarily targeted at students as a learning tool.
A related freeware addin, called Microsoft Mathematics AddIn for Word and OneNote, is also available from Microsoft that offers comparable functionality (Word 2007 or higher is required).[1][2]
Microsoft Math has received 2008 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine.[3]
From: Wikipedia
This is a screenshot of the "Graphing" tab in use:You can get animation too:Who this app is designed for:Though it seems to be aimed primarily at students, it is a beautiful calculator in its own right, being loaded with extensive calculator (maths and stats) functionality  e.g., it even has animation of graphing of equations.
The related freeware addin, called
Microsoft Mathematics AddIn for
Word and
OneNote could make this a tremendously useful adjunct for documentation exercises involving maths/stats.
(Unfortunately, I have so far been unable to get these addins to work. This may be because of conflicts with the 64bit OS.)
The Good:This is just a simply beautiful calculator  the stuff of dreams.
The needs improvement section:As an educational tool or as a tool for daily use, it seems undeniably fitforpurpose.
Educational was my original purpose in installing it  for my 10 y/o daughter's enlightenment, but it could also teach me a thing or two.
No shortcomings that I am aware of.
It is also a superb calculator, and I have been using it as such.
Why I think you should use this product:If you need it for educational purposes, or for daily use, this could be the ultimate calculator for you.
I think it is a superb calculator.
How does it compare to similar apps:I have not had any experience of anything quite in the same league as this, so have nothing to say about it here. Maybe some of the readers of this post will be able to contribute some comparisons from their experience.
As above, this could be the ultimate calculator for you.
Conclusions:A beautiful calculator.
Links to other info sources/reviews of this application: Microsoft Download Center details  here.
 Wikipedia article  here.
 Review at technojourney.com  here. This is an example. If you google it, there are many references and videos relating to MS Mathematics.
Notes in the application itself:
The "About" window:The comprehensive Help file: