June 21, 2005–Complimentary copies of Mathematica for Students are now available with all new annual Mathematica site licenses for high schools in the U.S. and Canada. These special one-year editions give students all the powerful functionality of Mathematica for use on their personal computers at home.
Mathematica–the technical software used at thousands of high schools around the world–accelerates classroom curriculums in nearly all math and science subjects, including algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, and computer science. Teachers use it every day to create courseware and colorful 3D demos that make difficult topics come alive for students.
“These complimentary licenses will give teachers much more freedom and flexibility in developing their curriculums around Mathematica,” said Paul Wellin, manager of Wolfram Education Group. “Classroom time shouldn’t be wasted in a computer lab completing exercises that could be done at home.”
Students use Mathematica to tackle all of their technical projects and create professional-quality reports and presentations. In addition to freeing up time in the classroom, these home-use licenses will give students the opportunity to explore advanced subjects in greater detail and gain valuable experience using the same software used at almost every major university.
“We want students to be confident and comfortable using Mathematica before they have to use it in college,” said Valerie Smith, precollege programs manager at Wolfram Research. “Using it at home–whenever and however they want–will give these students a unique advantage. Now they can work more independently, finish their assignments outside of school, and virtually extend the classroom into their own homes.”
For this special program, Wolfram Research will match each new Mathematica license with a student home-use license at no extra charge. Additional student copies are also available for a discounted price. Interested schools can contact Wolfram Research at 1-800-WOLFRAM or firstname.lastname@example.org.