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MathDL Flash Forum - Development Articles

Author(s): 
Douglas Ensley, Barbara Kaskosz

Development articles are solicited on the use of Flash technology for any topic related to mathematics teaching and learning. See the page on "Contributing to the MathDL Flash Forum" for more information on how to get involved. Note that there is an abundance of information online for general help with Macromedia Flash.  We particularly recommend Macromedia's  Flash Developer Center  as a starting point for learning the basics of Flash.

Flash CS3 / ActionScript 3.0

  • Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Graphers in ActionScript 3, by Barbara Kaskosz and Doug Ensley. (Posted August 19, 2007)

    This Flash Forum article describes classes for 3D graphing revised for AS 3. Along with class files and documentation, we provide several templates to show how to use the classes for graphs of functions of two variables as well as parametrically defined surfaces.

  • Flash Tools for Developers (AS3): Graphing Curves in the Plane, by Barbara Kaskosz and Doug Ensley. (Posted July 2, 2007)

    This Flash Forum article includes source code and modification instructions that will allow you to customize a basic one-variable function grapher and an applet that graphs parametric curves on the plane in either rectangular or polar coordinates. It has been revised for Actionscript 3 and Flash CS3.

Flash 8 / ActionScript 2.0

This Flash Forum article includes source code and instructions for building an applet that allows the user to enter expressions with up to four parameters and then to vary the parameters in order to fit the curve to user data.

This Flash Forum article includes source code and instructions for building a truth table applet and other applications requiring parsing and evaluation of logical expressions.

This Flash Forum article includes source code and modification instructions that will allow you to customize an applet that graphs surfaces in space.

This Flash Forum article includes source code and modification instructions that will allow you to customize a basic one-variable function grapher.


This project is supported by NSF DUE-0535327 and the Mathematical Sciences Digital Ligrary, a project of the Mathematical Association of America.

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