Interactive iBooks and app to teach calculus and differential equations.
I am writing an interactive calclus/differential equations iBook for the iPad. I have always wanted to get involved in self-publishing a textbook, and believe with today's out of control textbook prices and high college tuition this type of project is more important than ever. I want to offer students an alternative set of math textbooks that cost 1/10th of what a regular textbook costs, and includes not only text but interactivity in terms of videos and built-in quizzes to enhance the learning experience. With the popularity of the iPad and iBooks the opportunity to turn this dream into reality is within our grasp.
This book isn't going to be your typical math book. Videos showing students how to solve problems right in the book will make it a math book unlike any other that's come before it. In addition, the text will be down to earth and readable. I am well suited to develop such a text, having written half a dozen books for McGraw Hill's "Demystified" series.
In addition to an interactive book, the materials developed will be used to create educational apps for the Mac computer, iPad, and iPhone. The goal is to make an advanced math app which will make differential equations, linear algebra, vector analysis, and partial differential equations available to students at low cost.
The book you are currently funding is the differential equations book. I will complete the Differential Equations book and publish it on the Apple iBooks store. My ultimate goal is to publish the entire series of books on specific college math topics until the final course is complete. These will then be put together into the apps described above.
Thanks for considering a donation for this project. All donations large and small will be noted in the book and apps that follow. Free copies of the book will be available as noted for different donor levels.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 12, 2012.
Apr 12, 2012 - May 12, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Great people that donate ten bucks are really appreciated. You'll be listed as a donor in the interactive iPad book and on a website built to promote the book.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
People giving $25 get qualified as bronze donors! Get a PDF copy of the book (non-interactive) listed as a donor in the iPad book, in an interactive app made for Mac computers, plus in an app version for the iPhone.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Donors of at least $100 get all the benefits of $25 donors, plus copies of all raw materials used to create the book and app. Plus get a personal thank you note from me!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Donors of at least $500 get listed as a silver donor, giving them an entire page in the book which can be used to link back to their own web pages, apps, or iBooks sold in the iTunes store. You also get the raw materials used to create the book and app, if you're so interested in math ;)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Gold level donors! Not only do you get your own page in the iBook, you also get a link to your website, app, or iBook included in each of the apps created from this project. Basically you get to advertise yourself, your web pages, book, or app in my apps as long as your promotion does not violate Apple's terms of service.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012