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  1. Another ‘math’ one is WIMS, the Web Interactive Math Server. You can either use the one at University of Nice, France ; or download it onto a CD and run it on your own machine . This one, also, is GPL; so you can get the source code if you wish to learn from it, improve on it, or make it run on a Sony Playstation 3 as well as a Lenovo. Or a ‘zSeries’, whatever is to hand.

    It presents math puzzles … geometric constructions, and the like … to your web browser, using JavaScript to good effect.

    Why does the guy behind it make software freely available ? I think because he’s a math teacher, and it helps him teach math if his students can practice.

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