This post highlights the potential impact of Wolfram|Alpha on the course curriculum in math and chemistry. It provides examples of how the tool can be used in chemistry, such as converting units, providing detailed chemistry information, comparing the chemistry of different elements or compounds, and solving chemical formulas. The author emphasizes the importance of exploring the possibilities of integrating Wolfram|Alpha into teaching and learning strategies.

So, perhaps we’re struggling a bit with the possibility of our course curriculum shifting a bit in math with the introduction of Wolfram|Alpha. If you’re not struggling a bit, perhaps you haven’t played with it enough yet to really grasp the implications here.

Just so you know, whether they know it or not, the chemistry educators are going to have to think about this too. Here are some examples:

Dr. Maria Andersen has spent most of her career teaching, writing curriculum, and developing digital products for learning. Recently she returned to the classroom, having new teaching adventures in K-12 middle and high school.