### Using Wolfram | Alpha Effectively

When I was helping some of my students review for their final exam tonight, I was reminded about Wolfram|Alpha, and how to effectively use it in the classroom. One of my students was trying a factoring problem, and he all of a sudden started typing it into his computer. I asked him what he was doing, and he told me that he was using WA. I was also reminded that I was the one who told him about it. I am very adamant that WA is an effective tool to aid in student learning, as long as it is used…