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Welcome to xyAlgebra 7.0.    Emulating a conscientious instructor by responding to each student step.

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XyStories 1.1 - Free Verbal Problems Program Updated July 7, 2014.

  • XyStories 1.1 is a stand-alone Windows program covering verbal problems needing linear equation(s).
  • Unlike the big commercial programs, XyStories accepts step-by-step solutions, supports all reasonable solution methods, and provides help as needed at any step!
  • Version 1.1 currently includes 15 problem forms generating hundreds of randomized problems.
  • Faculty can add problem forms (but this is not trivial; please e-mail the author if you are interested).
  • XyStories does not track student progress, although a student can save a copy of completed problems.
  • XyStories is independent of xyAlgebra 7.0.
  • XyStories was written as a demo to show how publishers should be supporting verbal problems!
  • Feedback from actual student use would be interesting, useful and much appreciated!.  See Author.

For more details see the xyStories Page.    The XyStories installer is on the Download Page.

All xyAlgebra programs are completely free!

xyAlgebra Version 7.02 minor update:
Released on September 2, 2013.
Improves problem randomization.
Many instructors will probably want to update.
Individual users will probably see no difference.

The previous xyAlgebra site (without the “7” in its name) is inactive.  Please update any old references.

Collaborators Sought.
See the Future page for more information.

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Intelligent Help at Every Step

The Description Page summarizes xyAlgebra’s intelligent help, available at every step of the student’s solution.

The Comparison Page shows a typical commercial program responding unhelpfully to a short final answer.

The Syllabus Page lists all current major topics.

The History Page includes a summary of new topics and features available in the latest version.

The Author Page includes Prof. Miller’s upcoming speaking and exhibiting schedule and e-mail address.

Demo Program Available: A demo of the xyAlgebra Next Step Solution Generator can be downloaded from the bottom of the Download Page.  It allows the technically inclined user to explore the functionality that distinguishes xyAlgebra from most algebra practice programs, and is described more fully on the Description Page..

Site Updated: 18-Aug-2014

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