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What is the best software for helping a 10-year-old learn about advanced mathematics?

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What's "advanced mathematics"? –  Qiaochu Yuan Feb 21 '11 at 17:41
Despite the question phrasing, I don't think this question has a single right answer. wiki-hammered. –  Willie Wong Feb 21 '11 at 17:48
You need to be a bit more specific. –  user17762 Feb 21 '11 at 17:55

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(A tad tongue in cheek) If you mean advanced mathematics the same way I do, then DejaVu viewer. (It is even a great software for helping 25-year-olds learn advanced mathematics.)

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(Came from the chat link). Are you saying many books are available in this (unindexed, unprintable, clumsily navigable, epub/pdf conversion unfriendly) document viewer? (This comment is also tongue in cheek, as afterall, this viewer is a boon for those looking for free stuff) –  kuch nahi Jun 18 '11 at 8:41

There are various "edutainment" video games (e.g. JumpStart, I think it was; see here) that I played in elementary school, but I don't really know whether they had any positive effect.

Teaching him/her a programming language such as Python, if you think they can handle it, is probably a good way to go. For a 10 year old, there are also things like Scratch and Lego Mindstorms to give an introduction to programming.

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