I’m always interested in computer tools for teaching math. I recently heard about Algebrator by SoftMath and have been checking out the online animated demos. Seems like this is a good tool for students needing help with basic concepts (kind of like a fixed-cost home tutor) or for teachers to create lessons and use as an interactive teaching aid. I suppose it might also be useful for technical professionals wishing to quickly solve complex algebra problems, but most people I know already use Mathematica, Maple, or something similar. Given a cost of about sixty bucks, it seems that individual students and teachers are the primary market for Algebrator.
There does not seem to be an online demo, so I can’t check it out in more detail. If anyone is using this tool, I’d be interested in your feedback. Check out Algebrator here.