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Dec 2020 
Douglas Butler:
Autograph began its life on the BBC computer in the 1990s. It has since aimed to set new standards for the most effective pedagogical use of dynamic mathematical objects in 2 and 3 dimensions.
In its latest incarnation, Autograph is free to download, thanks to the generosity of La Salle Education and Complete Maths. It will soon run on all platforms  likewise Geogebra and Desmos, so why Autograph? 

Sept 2015 
The straightline: the pitfalls of starting with y = ax + b (or mx + c)
Students learning about graphs start, naturally, with the straightline. The traditional approach is to use the forms:
y = mx + c, or y = ax + b,
and to discover, by exploration, that ‘m’ represents the gradient and ‘c’ the yintercept. This is fine as far as it goes, but the skills learnt do not transfer to the transformation of polynomial or trigonometric functions, or even the circle. 

July 2012 
Douglas Butler:
"The Geometry of Calculus"
 Article
(pdf)
 Videos
In short, this is a 'master class'. The learning and teaching of mathematics can be revolutionised with the creative use of dynamic software is an oft quoted mantra. Here, this mantra is exemplified through the documented experiences of using Autograph to enliven, to extend, and to foster the understanding of differentiation and integration. The process is explained in the text which will leave the reader wanting more. To forestall any associated frustration, the author provides a treasure trove of activities, preconstructed files, video clips 

July 2013 
Alan Catley:
"Autograph in the Classroom"
 Article (pdf)
Autograph is possibly the best general tool for the mathematics classroom because it is:
• easy to use • designed by a teacher • incredibly flexible • brings school and college maths to life.
I gave a taste of this at the NCETM Digital Technologies Conference (Institute of Education, London, 27th February 2013)  which is summarised below. The links to videos and resources at the end will better illustrate how this can revolutionise your teaching. 

Jan 2010 
Exploring the use of ICT in the teaching and learning of statistics. First some useful data on the web, then ways of using Excel and Autograph to bring it to life.
Step inside  readers have sent us problems to delight and entertain. Some to think on, some to work on and some to comment on. Square shuffle Video doodling Impossible solid Got it Paper folding Egg shaped 
A few words from Douglas Butler and Lyndon Baker.
Welcome to the second edition of MTi. The hope is that you the viewer, the reader are enjoying your forays into the technology. MT enjoys a certain community spirit, and our hope is that we su... 
Sept 2009 
Just how many questions can you ask to which the answer is “It’s a parabola!”? Douglas Butler suggests a few. Follow the links and you may be surprised. Alternatively you could pose some other questions that give wider access to...
At last  A web review with live links! For this opening edition, Douglas Butler takes you on a tour through his TSM resources site, and offers up a few surprises. For the Busy Teacher Click the image for a video tour of some websites... 
A few words from Douglas Butler and Lyndon Baker.
Welcome to the second edition of MTi. The hope is that you the viewer, the reader are enjoying your forays into the technology. MT enjoys a certain community spirit, and our hope is that we sustain in part that spirit as we boldly go where none have been before...possibly. 
Sept 2006 
Alan Catley:
"Autograph in the KS3 Classroom"
 Article (pdf)
Autograph, as version 3 has a very much simplified ‘standard level’ which is perfect for introducing pupils to graphing, geometry and handling data, as well as enhancing understanding of basic algebra skills. Below are just a few examples that are very simple to prepare.1 

July 2006 
With both Cabri and Autograph now venturing into 3D, the dimension that previously was only demonstrated in the classroom with a lot of arm waving and crude wire cages can now be explored dynamically on screen. Cabri 3D concentrates on constructions, using the principles of Euclidian geometry, whereas Autograph creates objects using a coordinate geometry approach. Both are powerful and useful aids to visualisation in this important area of the curriculum. 


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