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Live Update from Homework Day

October 21, 2009 —
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It’s been an exciting afternoon here at the first-ever Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day—and the day is just getting started. We will be broadcasting live from the Homework Day website until 2am U.S. CDT. Our host, University of Illinois and University of Syracuse Adjunct Professor Eric Hansen, kicked the show off with a live interview with Wolfram|Alpha creator Stephen Wolfram.

Homework Day host Eric Hansen (right) interviews Wolfram|Alpha creator Stephen Wolfram

Shannon Smith and her mother Nancy Brachbill, the teachers behind Recess TEC, joined us for live demonstrations and interviews about how they are using Wolfram|Alpha in their 4th- and 5th-grade classrooms. Learn more about Nancy and Shannon in our earlier blog post.

Educators Shannon Smith and Nancy Brachbill joined us for live interviews and demonstrations

We’ve also had the opportunity to interact with students, educators, and parents at the Dell-sponsored Internet Cafe:

Guests exploring Wolfram|Alpha in the Dell-sponsored Internet Cafe

Tune in during the 5–10pm slot to see members of the Wolfram|Alpha team take on your toughest math questions, a Skype interview with author Lawrence M. Krauss, a live interview with actor and education enthusiast Richard Dreyfuss, and much more.┬áThere is still time to showcase your homework examples and submit your questions for the Wolfram|Alpha team.

Members of the Wolfram|Alpha team answering Homework Day questions

Stay tuned for more live updates from Wolfram|Alpha Homework Day.


Hi! Any chance of a transcription or recording of Dreyfuss’ interview for those of us who missed it? Thanks!

Posted by L Velez October 31, 2009 at 12:06 am

I like the Dell-sponsored Internet Cafe, nice place for young people to learn about math!

Posted by Arraial d'Ajuda August 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm