# Math Department Collaboration

The Department of Mathematics at Las Positas College maintains a Blackboard™ website which is used to share course specific information and materials such as calendars, syllabi and lab assignments. All LPC mathematics instructors have access to this site. In addition, information about new initiatives is available on the Blackboard™ website.

## Collaborations Website (Blackboard™)

- For access to the website, contact the current Mathematics Department coordinator
- Link to Blackboard™: Click here
- Need help logging in? Contact Scott Vigallon

## Technology

There are some great software programs which can be used to supplement existing lecture materials. Below is a list of free software programs which you and your students may find useful. Workshops may be held concerning the use of this technology in the classroom, so stay tuned for updates about that.

MAXIMA CAS (Excellent alternative to Matlab, Maple, and Mathematica - best for use in Math 1 and 2)

Winplot (Graphing utility. Only works on PCs. For Mac users, it's recommended they use Grapher, a free program that comes with many Mac OS versions)\

Geogebra (Free Geometer's Sketchpad. Useful for modeling mathematical concepts)

Wabbitemu (TI calculator emulator - requires ROM code)

Desmos (Free online graphing utility)

## Supplemental Materials

Here are some free instructional aides and e-books that you may find useful as a supplement to your course materials.

Tools for Enriching Calculus (useful for Math 1, 2, 3)