|App Name||Microsoft Mathematics 4.0|
|Thumbs-Up Rating|| |
|App Version Reviewed||Microsoft Mathematics v4.0 (64-bit)|
|Test System Specs|
MS Win 7-64 Home Premium
|Supported OSes||Win 64-bit (there is a 32-bit version also)|
|Support Methods||Download and Support - here.|
|Upgrade Policy||Not known. Probably intermittent. Price = $FREE|
|Trial Version Available?||Is FREE|
|Pricing Scheme||Is FREE|
This is a screenshot of the opening "Worksheet" tab of the GUI:Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 - Mini-Review (calculator)
- and the "Graphing" tab of the GUI:Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 - Mini-Review (calculator)Intro:
This is a calculator extraordinaire with an interesting history.
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 add-in, called Microsoft Mathematics Add-In for Word and OneNote, is also available from Microsoft that offers comparable functionality (Word 2007 or higher is required).
Microsoft Math has received 2008 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine.
This is a screenshot of the "Graphing" tab in use.Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 - Mini-Review (calculator)
You can get animation too:Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 - Mini-Review (calculator)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 add-in, called Microsoft Mathematics Add-In
could make this a tremendously useful adjunct for documentation exercises involving maths/stats.
(Unfortunately, I have so far been unable to get these add-ins to work. This may be because of conflicts with the 64-bit 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 fit-for-purpose.
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:
The "About" window:
The comprehensive Help file:
- 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.