A number of centres are using Autograph
which seems to produce good diagrams."
"I have always enjoyed working with Autograph, and version
2.10. is no exception.
"It is possible to run this in a junior mode for use with
KS3, to avoid any distractions. The data handling section is
"The CD Rom comes with a booklet of 45 Exercises which
are just right for becoming familiar with the Software. " The Reference
Manual is very informative. Further worksheets,
resources and upgrades are available on the web-site."
the world’s best curve sketching software for
Simple and intuitive, it is extremely powerful in illustrating all aspects of
our algebra syllabus (and way beyond!). Autograph is able to
solve sketch curves (both implicitly and explicitly defined) solve simultaneous
equations, plot derivatives etc. etc. etc.
We are very fortunate to have Douglas Butler, the author of
Autograph as our keynote speaker. Douglas will conduct workshop sessions around
the effective use of this magnificent teaching tool.
The Newsletter from 'The Education Project
International schools in the Far East.
de Wet writes:
some software comes along that is known as 'killer
software' .... well a number of Maths teachers have
said to me in the past that Autograph is one such package
for teaching and learning mathematics."
Chris Smith, Editor, 'Shambles' Newsletter
2003 edition (Mathematics section)
Autograph TEEM evaluation (Sept
2002) UK KS 3 (Peter Garner):
"The product is a very versatile, easy to use Mathematics tool that enables
the student to gain deeper insight into some otherwise quite challenging Mathematics"
Autograph TEEM evaluation (Nov 2002) UK KS 4 (Beth Evans):
"This package is an extremely practical and useful mathematical tool and
is an essential part of any Maths teacher's kit. The section on Statistics is
thorough and covers a wide range of material. I could see many uses for Autograph
at Sixth Form level"
Autograph TEEM evaluation (Jan 2003)
UK KS 4 Statistics (Val Brooks):
"Without doubt, purchase of Autograph should be included in a Maths department
budget. After some initial difficulties with the Statistics interface, it was
possible to contact the author of the software and he sorted all our problems
out within 24 hours - this level of support was fantastic!"
Autograph TEEM evaluation (March 2003) UK KS 3 Graphs, Coord. Geom., Statistics (Steve Genge):
"Autograph is a flexible tool designed to support teaching and learning
in Graphs and Statistics. It is a massive piece of software with
applications across all areas of Mathematics at all Key Stages. Pupils of all
ages and abilities can access Autograph because of its clever use of
toolbars and drop-down menus. Autograph is supported by valuable Help
pages and the publisher's website. It is an excellent
package for all schools."
"Data from web resources can readily be pasted into desktop packages
and onward into Autograph, which showed its real pace in being
able to analyse a variety of data sets in a cross-curricular exercise on city
"A general modelling equation can be entered, and the 'right-click'
option 'best fit to data' can find the constants. This task provided an excellent
focus to explore the capabilities of Autograph . . in conjuction with
a data projector"
". . impressive by any standards . .
Autograph has a multiplicity of features . . and
a lot of thought has gone to make it easy to use."
". . the Screencam demos include some particularly nice exercises, . . and
give you the incentive to explore more"
". . one-line text: xxx => x³;
y= x²e^(½x²) can copy/paste
. . "
". . investigating y" +2ly'+ y = 0 as l varies . ."
". . my enthusiasm increased as I used the package more . . "
". . The
main way that Autograph is superior to other
packages with graphical capabilities is in its use
of natural Windows techniques such as selection, dragging
and right-click menus to control the exploration of
mathematical concepts, enabling rapid mastery of the
". . care has been taken to get mathematical
details right, as in the proper distinction between
histograms of discrete and continuous data.