NZ Education Blog

Regular updates from Microsoft in the NZ education sector. Events and advice for education staff.

January, 2011

  • Microsoft Mathematics 4.0 released for free download

    Microsoft Mathematics provides a set of mathematical tools that help students get school work done quickly and easily. With Microsoft Mathematics, students can learn to solve equations step-by-step while gaining a better understanding of fundamental concepts in pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, and calculus. Microsoft Mathematics includes a full-featured graphing calculator that’s designed to work just like a handheld calculator. Additional math tools help you evaluate triangles, convert from one system of units to another, and solve systems of equations.

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    You can download it from http://bit.ly/MSMath

    This differs from the Math add-in for Word and OneNote in that it has more of a learning focus than just providing equation support in documents.

  • Microsoft Office Word Open Source Add-in For MediaWiki

    Microsft has funded an open source filter allowing users to "Save-as" from word in MediaWiki format to allow easy importing of existing word document content into MediaWiki. 

    Download: http://bit.ly/wwiki

    More information on the MediaWiki website