Online Calculators

The internet has been interactive for a while now.  Just watch a kid play an online game and you'll see just how interactive it has become.  Today's technology tip is a list of websites that have online calculators on them.  Calculators like these could become a part of your next lesson plan, or even help you personally.  

Check some of them out today:  
   ArcyTech.org/Java
   Some online educational programs for the elementary grades
   http://arcytech.org/java/

   MiddleSchool.net
   A list of calculators for middle school students
   http://www.middleschool.net/MainFeatures/caculate.htm

   DrCalculator.com
   A list of easy to use financial calculators
   
http://www.drcalculator.com

   Jeacle.ie/mortgage
   Every try explaining a mortgage to someone?  This website can
   really help.
   http://www.jeacle.ie/mortgage/

   StevensCreek.com/goodies
   Here's a calculator that will tell you how many calories you burn
   in an ordinary day.
   
http://www.stevenscreek.com/goodies/jcalories.shtml

   Arachnoid.com
   This website has a unit converter for just about everything.
   http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/conversions.html

   Math.com
   OK, maybe it's an obvious one, but they have calculators on
   their website.
   http://www.math.com/students/calculators/calculators.html

    CalculateForFree.com
   Great website with a whole list of online calculators
   http://www.calculateforfree.com/   

   National Center for Educational Statistics
   Yep, they have a free online graphing website for kids
   http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

   JavaBoutique.internet.com
   Here's an online graphing calculator
   http://javaboutique.internet.com/graphcalc/

This is truly just the tip of the iceberg as far as dynamic online calculators go.  There are many more out there.  Many of them use what's called JAVA code to do the calculations and create the dynamic aspects of the calculators.  Knowing that they use JAVA code can help you search for the exact calculator that you might need.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY:  Try using a few of the online calculators listed above.  See if you can find just one that you could use personally.

TO KEEP ON LEARNING:  To find more calculators on the internet try searching for:
Java Calculators
Online trigonometry calculators in Java
Online dynamic calculators