Solutions for Educators and Web Developers
Design Science provides a range of solutions for educators and other
developers seeking to create pages containing mathematical notation for the
World Wide Web.
Two Kinds of Math on the Web
Putting math on the Web means many things to many people  publishing
research articles, posting quizzes and reviews for students, interactive
tutorials and simulations  and most projects fall into two broad categories:
 Publishing pages containing math to the web where the math is for viewing
only.
 Creating dynamic math pages where the reader can interact with the math 
clicking on buttons that cause the math to change, for example.
If you are unsure which tool is right for your Math on the Web project, you
can learn the pros and cons and best options for many situations in
Strategies for Math on the Web.
Use MathType to save Microsoft Word documents as web pages
If you want to publish a Microsoft Word document to the web,
MathType is the tool to use. MathType is
the fullfeatured version of our Equation Editor product that comes with
Microsoft Office. MathType contains many additional features, including a
Save as MathPage
command within Word that works like Word's builtin Save as Web Page feature
but does a much better job with documents containing math. more>
Use MathType with your favorite HTML or XML editor
MathType is an interactive tool for
creating mathematical notation. Equations created using MathType may be saved
as GIF images which can be inserted into web pages with your favorite HTML
editor, such as Adobe's Dreamweaver
or Microsoft
Expression Web. Alternatively, MathType
equations can be pasted as MathML, an XMLbased language for describing mathematics that will be
displayed by Microsoft Internet Explorer
with our free MathPlayer software,
or by Firefox. more>
Use MathFlow to create dynamic math pages
Design Science's MathFlow
Components are a
comprehensive Java toolkit for building web pages that include dynamic
math. The world's leading elearning companies, content developers and
education portals are implementing MathFlow Components to create webbased
learning environments that help educators engage their students in math
and science on the web. With MathFlow you will be able to create pages that
interact with your readers. For example, you could create a page that
demonstrates the steps in simplifying a polynomial, letting the student click a
button to see the next step and highlighting those terms involved in each step.
MathFlow does require some HTML and JavaScript skills, depending on the nature of
the project. more>
Letting your readers get more out of your math web pages using MathML
MathML is an XMLbased
language for describing mathematics that is an official World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C) Recommendation. MathML can be embedded in HTML and will be
displayed by Microsoft Internet Explorer
with our free MathPlayer software,
or by Firefox. MathML has
advantages over other ways of putting mathematics in web pages, among which is
the ability for readers to copy equations from your web pages into computer
algebra systems, like Maple and
Mathematica.
Because of the dominance of the Microsoft Windows platform, most readers will
view pages containing MathML in Internet Explorer. Readers can download
MathPlayer, our free MathML display engine for Internet Explorer wherever they
see this logo:
You can make this process even easier on your readers by placing this logo on
the entry page to your math pages. more>
