Using the Wolfram|Alpha project to teach future mathematics teachers




Wolfram|Alpha, future mathematics teachers


Among the most significant Internet projects in the field of computer mathematics are the Sage open-source computer mathematics project ( and the Wolfram|Alpha project (, which uses the Mathematica system of computer mathematics. The Wolfram|Alpha project was launched in 2009, and now has an audience of about 17 million users, according to statistics. Wolfram|Alpha is a representative of the family of online directories, so-called knowledge bases. Unlike conventional search engines, such services do not work with external resources, but with its own structured database. In addition, they do not provide a link to the source, but a direct answer to the question posed by the user. In other words, it is a means of so-called factorial search. Wolfram|Alpha features proprietary intelligent query parsing algorithms, strong direct computational capabilities, flexible results display, visualization and illustration tools, and a wide range of data export options.


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Kramarenko, T.H. and Lohvynenko, Y.S., 2013. Using the Wolfram|Alpha project to teach future mathematics teachers. CTE Workshop Proceedings [Online], 1, pp.119–120. Available from: [Accessed 22 July 2024].
Received 2012-12-16
Accepted 2012-12-23
Published 2013-03-21

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