As a follow-up to the original post, I thought I’d mention a few of the additional new features particular to math education. For more information, visit the What’s New section of the website.

Concept Learning Tools: Maple 13 includes new and improved concept learning tools:

  • New tutors for Complex Variables
  • An improved Equation Manipulator assistant which can be launched directly from the tools menu
  • In-document step-by-step solutions for differentiation, integration and limit problems in calculus
  • Vector Calculus task template enhancements provide new templates and improved notation support to make these notationally challenging problems easier to set up and the results easier to interpret.

Numerical Analysis:  This new Student package is designed to support the teaching and learning of numerical analysis. It provides tools and interactive tutors for learning, visualizing, and applying numerical analysis techniques, and covers all the fundamentals of a standard Numerical Analysis course, including root finding, interpolation, numerical linear algebra, and first-order initial value problems.

There are mini-movies demonstrating each of these features on our website. You can get to them from the individual features pages in the what’s new section, or see them all at once from the demo page.

Interesting Odds and Ends

  • The entire help system is now also available on-line. You can use a Google search engine to help you find what you are looking for, and add your own examples and comments. The online help system is here.
  • If you have a lot of Maple worksheets in .mws format, there’s a new Worksheet Migration assistant which will convert them all to .mw files, so you can so that you can take advantage of recent advances in the Maple interface while continuing to benefit from your older content.  It can even convert your 1D Maple syntax into 2-D math notation, if you want it to.
  • The Maple Portal for Math Educators, an extension of the Maple Portal, gathers diverse instructional resources into a single place.

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