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Welcome to Bright Ideas Software!
Feb 2010: Now available -
OneStone Math is a powerful, easy to use calculus program designed for students
and educators. It provides solutions and gives insight to problems in single and
multivariable calculus. These include derivatives and integrals of functions, as
well as vectors in two and three dimensions. Version 1.4 features the same Surface of Revolution functionality
available in the Surfaces of Revolution Pebble, as well as improved compatiblity
with Windows 7.
OneStone Math uses an innovative
system of linked 2 and 3D graphs, presented simultaneously, to provide users with
a depth of understanding unattainable with other visualization tools. This capability,
combined with a powerful symbolic math engine, places OneStone Math in a class by
itself among educational calculus programs. With a retail price of only $50 USD,
it is a value the competition simply can't match. Click
here to see a set of screenshots, or
here for more information.
May 2009: Announcing a new OneStone® Pebbles module -
Contour Diagrams! OneStone Pebbles are a series of calculus visualization
tools specifically designed to enhance the educational experience of students. Featuring
a common User Interface to minimize any learning curve, OneStone Pebbles are stand-alone
programs dedicated to specific topics in the calculus syllabus. The new Contour
Diagrams module joins two others included in the initial release: the
Surfaces of Revolution tool and the
Curve Families tool. Additional tools are planned; see the
Pebbles Home and Pebbles Version History pages
for information on new products and upgrades.
OneStone Pebbles are currently implemented as free cross-platform Java™ Web
Start applications and will run on most systems running Windows® 2000 and above,
X, several Linux configurations, or Solaris®. They do require the installation
of the latest version of Sun Microsystems' Java on a client machine, available from
www.java.com. More information
on can be found on the Pebbles Home Page
and the Pebbles Installation
The Pebbles series has been designed from the ground up to incorporate current educational
theory correlating student's skill at analyzing covariant relationships in dynamic
systems with their success in understanding fundamental concepts in calculus. Pebbles
merge these theoretical concepts with Bright Ideas Software's experience in developing
high-quality 2 and 3D visualization tools. This synthesis has produced software
of deceptive simplicity, capable of a profound impact on student's grasp of covariational
relationships. See the Pebbles Home Page
for more information on the concepts underlying the Pebbles project.
NOTE! The 3DSurface Viewer,
previously featured here and published by the Mathematical Assoc. of America on
Digital Classroom Resources Site, is no longer available. It has
been replaced by the Curve Families Pebble module, available free of charge