### Authoring Online Interactive
Materials in Mathematics

## Resources

The following materials may be useful to you as you work through the project.

**Mathlet Software**

**Director/Shock
Wave** . The latest version of the authoring tool
is Director MX and the educational price is $500 form Macromedia.
The Shockwave
Plugin is free.
**Flash.** The
latest version is Flash MX. The authoring tool is part of
Studio MX, a good package, at an educational price of $200.
It is also
available as a stand alone product at the Macromedia
site
**Java**. Frank's comment: There are many possibilities, some free and some not .
My advice here is to find someone you can work with and follow their
recommendation. Java is difficult and having a resource available is very
helpful.

- David Eck has available configuarable applets much in the
spirit of Lite Applets: David
Eck's Applets. Also, see Eck's
Main Page
- David Smith's
pages for Working with Images Presentation.
- Video
of students working on the Equiangular Spiral module (from Lang's CAS session)
- Lite
Applets , an article by Frank Wattenberg, Bart Stewart, and Suzanne Alejandre
in the
*Journal of Online Mathematics and its Applications*. This material
will be used during the workshop.
- Examples
of the Use of Customizable Actors. This material will be used during the
workshop.
- Fermat's
Reef. This material will be used during the workshop.
- Resizeable
Version of Fermat's Reef. This material will be used during the workshop.
- Fermat's
Pond. This material will be used during the workshop.
- Color
Play. This material will be used during the workshop.
- Eigenvalue
Lite Applet - Director Version (Fixed Size). This material will be used
during the workshop.
- Eigenvalue
Lite Applet - Director Version (Resizeable). This material will be used
during the workshop.
- Spreadsheet graphing routines.
This material will be used during the workshop.

- Linear Transformation Lite Applets
(Preliminary Versions). This material will be used during the workshop.

- image and Function applet. This
material will be used during the workshop.

Files for use with Director mathlets:
For Windows, hold down the shift key while clicking on the link and place
them in the same directory as your html files
. (For Mac, use option-click.)

New Shockwave
Lite Applets (8/11/03 and 7/28/03)

Dick Lane's GSP site .
Designing Interactive Mathematics by June Lester at Simon Fraser University. This short paper lays out some important principles in the design of interactive materials in mathematics.
Web Developers Notes Online tutorials

- Basic HTML
- Advanced HTML
- Javascript
- Flash

Writing HTML Another tutorial on HTML
Maple
Tutorial from the Connected Curriculum Project. This one is appropriate for integral calculus. Modifications of this tutorial are available in each of the CCP subject areas.
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