TCMS-Tools is a suite of Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and Discrete math software tools designed to support student investigation and problem solving in the Transition to College Mathematics and Statistics text.
TCMS-Tools includes four families of software:
Algebra —Algebra tools include a spreadsheet and a computer algebra system (CAS) that produces tables and graphs of functions, manipulates algebraic expressions, and solves equations and inequalities.
Geometry —Geometry tools include an interactive drawing tool for constructing, measuring, manipulating, and transforming geometric figures, and a set of custom apps for studying geometric models in 2D and 3D.
Statistics —Statistics tools include tools for graphic
display and analysis of univariate and bivariate data, simulation of probabilistic
situations, and mathematical modeling of quantitative relationships.
Software includes pre-loaded data sets appearing in the student text.
Discrete Mathematics—Discrete Math tools include tools for constructing, manipulating, and analyzing discrete mathematical models and their representations as adjacency matrices, and custom apps for voting methods and codes.
This suite of tools is built upon several open source projects. See the TCMS-Tools license information.
|This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under award number DRL-1020312. Any ideas expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.|
Christian Hirsch, Western Michigan University
Brin Keller, Michigan State University
A.J. Edson, Western Michigan University
Nicole Fonger, Western Michigan University
Jim Laser, Western Michigan University
Jim Fey (Emeritus), University of Maryland
Eric Hart, Grand View University
Beth Ritsema, Western Michigan University
Harold Schoen (Emeritus), University of Iowa
Ann Watkins, California State University - Northridge
Help Last Modified: July 2, 2014
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Updated By: Alden J. Edson & Jim Laser
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