Without handwriting, taking notes on a laptop is impractical.
Originally Posted by Akkernight
A TI-89? For pre-calc? We only needed a TI-83 (I got a TI-84+ just because of the extra flash memory for games...)
Anyways, the thing is, a Texas Instrument TI-89 which the school demands of us, that or a laptop, and since I've gotten a laptop already I'm all set
Many free programs can do 3D graphs, too. Eg, gnuplot. You can programmatically generate graphs, too. And then there are dedicated math programs like Matlab or Mathematica that you will probably get introduced to in college, assuming your degree is somewhat math-related.
also MS Math was made to be educational for the student AND is made for mature people who want to learn, so you learn off it since it has a huge LOAD of capabilities, like 3D math and showing it, and I'm talking about MS Math 3.0 ...
For pre-college, it's probably fine. Though many high schools do have calculus courses.
Anyways, MS Math extends to Math A as we call it, which is the highest type you can go to class for ... Well, that's what the people say...
BTW, are you a high school student?
haha interestingly, for me it's the opposite. I submit my homework in PDF (generated using OpenOffice and its equations engine), but do all my rough work in pen and paper.
I'm loving this program only problem is that silly thing about types AND getting it to Word (having some issues) since I'll have to do some math on paper for the teacher too, or well it's all electronical, but this school doesn't even practise brain-math or whatever, they have decided that this you have had enough time to learn for the 9 to 10 years you've been in school, now it's only writing reports on how you did the math and how it works and stuff ...