SimCalc MathWorlds® Software for Computers
Mac Version
Installation & Release Notes

Version 3.0 Build 16, last updated August 16, 2011
(Access to Evaluation Copy Terminates Automatically after 30 days)

Installing SimCalc MathWorlds®

  1. Find the MacOS image file — SimCalcMathWorldsForComputersv3.0.dmg.
  2. Double-click the image file to mount the image. Note: In order to open the disk image, you may need to open System Preferences, go to the Security & Privacy panel, and change the "Allow applications downloaded from:" setting to "Anywhere". For more details, see this Apple support document.
  3. Find the MathWorlds application in the mounted image and drag it to your Applications folder. Note: If you run the application from the installer, it will not run properly hence it is important that you place the app in the application folder.
  4. You should now be able to run SimCalc MathWorlds® by double-clicking the application file.

System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.4 or greater with the latest updates (including java updates)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • At least 512 MB of memory

Setting Up a Classroom Network
Please download this technical guide to help you set up a classroom network using SimCalc MathWorlds® for Computers.

Language
The first time you launch the software, you'll be asked to choose a language (a dialog will prompt you). Once you have chosen the language, SimCalc MathWorlds® will re-launch itself. You will not see this dialog on subsequent launches.

User Level
When you install SimCalc MathWorlds® for Computers, the software is set to "full" level, which presents the user with full access to the software. When you purchase a license, you will be provided 2 keys – "full" and "standard". Standard level is a simplified version of the software, which takes away access to classroom management and authoring capabilities; this level should be used for student computers.

Who do you contact with technical issues?
In the event that you experience difficulty installing or using SimCalc MathWorlds®, contact our support staff via email at: kaputcenter@umassd.edu.

Known Issues

  1. Users with MacOS 10.5 Leopard on non-64 bit (non-Intel Core 2 Duo) machines will see choppy animations if any of their graph, world, table or function windows are overlapping. If you see this problem, minimize the views you are not using and arrange the windows so that they do not overlap.
  2. Double-clicking to open a MathWorlds document sometimes opens the default document instead. Use the Open menu in the application to avoid this problem. [857]
  3. When using laptops to do connectivity "Sleep Mode" can sometimes interfere with communications if it cuts power to the network card. For connected classrooms it is best to disable any sleep or low power modes.
  4. Teachers may not be able to edit functions at the same time a student is live-editing them. This minor problem only happens during live editing in a connected classroom. [881]