MathXpert’s Plus Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus learning tools are now available on Mac OS X. The company thinks the advanced features of Mac OS X will make it the premier operating system for the desktop environment, and has adapted its products for OS X at the “earliest possible moment,” according to Dr. Rein Luik, CEO and chairman of the board.
MathXpert develops and markets education software for math students and teachers, from middle school through college. Educators use MathXpert Plus software in the classroom to reinforce problem-solving strategies. The software can be run on a network or on stand-alone computers, in the lab or in the classroom.
MathXPert’s products are tools that help students learn how to solve Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus problems. Students select from the included set of MathXpert problems or they can enter their own problems. The interactive MathXpert programs — developed by Professor Michael Beeson of San Jose State University — arrive at a solution to a mathematics problem via a complex logic engine that selects the proper sequence of mathematical operations from a set of approximately 800 possible operations.
Algebra Assistant contains 60 topics, with a total of 2,837 saved problems. Pre-Calculus Assistant has 33 topics with 1,710 problems. Calculus Assistant includes 40 topics with 2,128 problems. Since students can enter their own math problems into MathXpert Plus, an infinite number of problems is possible.
“MathXpert was rebuilt for Mac OS X to take advantage of the new operating system’s power, performance, and intuitive Aqua interface,” Luik said in a press announcement. “Our customers who are currently using MathXpert Plus on the desktop or online will be delighted with the look and feel of MathXpert on Mac OS X that’s optimized to be lightning fast.”
To bring MathXpert Plus to Mac OS X, MathXpert partnered with The Software MacKiev Company, who first developed the MathXpert Macintosh version last year, and who have built MathXpert Online using Apple Computer’s WebObjects technology.