Student version in high schools
- To: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net
- Subject: [mg702] Student version in high schools
- From: mhalls at cc.weber.edu (Michael Halls)
- Date: 10 Apr 1995 13:44 MST
I used the student version of Mathematica in high school and found that it was too powerful for most students. Most of the things that I would need to do as a high school student could be done better and simpler with a TI graphing calculator (which many schools now require). As I got into my junior year of college I still haven't run across a problem where the student version of Mathematica couldn't handle in a reasonable period of time. I am a physics engineering major so I am not a slouch in math either. My question is what did I miss? What things did everyone else do in high school that I didn't do? Or was everyone else using a better (less crippled) program? I guess my question is what is it even used for in high schools anyway?