## Sumzle joins the Maplesoft family!

by: Maple Calculator

Today is a very exciting day at Maplesoft! Yesterday, we released Sumzle on the Maple Calculator app. Of course, this might not mean anything to you yet, because, well, what is Sumzle? Don’t worry, we know you’re asking. So, without waiting any longer, let’s take a look.

Sumzle is a math game, inspired by the Wordle craze, where you attempt to guess an equation. Each guess:

• Must include an equal sign
• Must include up to two operators
• May include a blank column

Sumzle’s interface looks like this:

After each guess, the tile’s colors change to reflect how correct the guess was. Green means that the tile is in the right spot, yellow means the tile is in the equation but the wrong spot, and grey means that it is not in the equation. Let me show you the progression of a game, on the Fun difficulty.

Sumzle can be played once a day on the free tier. For unlimited games, you can subscribe to Maple Calculator Premium or ask your friends to challenge you!

Math games are for everyone, and Sumzle has three levels of difficulty. Are you interested in the history of Sumzle? I sure am!

Sumzle was originally designed by Marek Krzeminski, a MapleSim developer. He had called it Mathie and showed the game to his colleagues here at Maplesoft. Well, we loved it!

After a few months of discussion and development, we tweaked the game to create Sumzle. Honestly, the hardest part was naming the game! We had so many great suggestions, such as Mathstermind and Addle. Eventually, we put it to a vote, and Sumzle rose above the rest.

We hope you enjoy the game, because Math not only matters, but is fun. Don’t forget to update your Maple Calculator app in order to receive that game, as otherwise you won’t be able to find it. Next time you need a break, we challenge you to a game of Sumzle!

## Organiser ses révisions pour les épreuves de maths...

by: Maple Calculator Maple Learn

Vous venez de découvrir vos résultats du bac blanc et n’avez pas obtenus les résultats espérés à l’épreuve de mathématiques ?

Maple Learn pourrait vous aider à améliorer vos connaissances et vous préparer pour le vrai baccalauréat.

Commencez par revoir les théorèmes et définitions essentielles en explorant les documents de la galerie Maple Learn. Si vous avez des doutes sur certaines définitions; n’hésitez pas à utiliser les outils graphiques de Maple Learn pour approfondir vos connaissances

Consultez ces documents ici et ici.

Ensuite entrainez-vous à faire vos exercices avec Maple Learn

Consultez ce document ici.

Et enfin vérifiez vos résultats avec la Calculatrice Maple pour voir les étapes de résolutions :

N’hésitez pas à partager en commentaire vos astuces pour réviser avec Maple Learn ou la Calculatrice Maple!

## Maple Calculator subscription problem...

I bought a subscription for the Maple calculator on google play and the app still wont give me more than 5 steps a day. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

It has been a decade or more since I have seen an option for lifetime enrollment for anything. Does maple calculator even have such an option available? If not, why not?

## How do i get to the 2nd line for a multiple proble...

How do i get to the 2nd line for a multiple problem?

## Maple Conference starts tomorrow!

by: Maple Maple Calculator Maple Learn Maple Flow

This is my second try---my previous post about the Maple Conference  https://www.maplesoft.com/mapleconference/2021/ seems to have vanished into thin electrons.

Anyway!  The conference opens tomorrow!  There are many really interesting prerecorded talks, three live plenaries, two excellent panels, and registration is free!  See the above link.

I look forward to "seeing" you tomorrow.

Rob Corless, co-Chair of the Program Committee

on behalf of the organizers

## Square brackets...

Hi. So my question is how can I get Square brackets on the phone app in calculations or is it possible?

## Introducing Steps for Maple Learn

by: Maple Calculator Maple Learn

Maple Learn is a great tool for checking the answer to your math problems, but what happens when your answer is wrong and you don’t know why? Knowing there’s a mistake doesn’t actually tell you what that mistake is. Luckily for you, Maple Learn’s newest feature is here to help you out: steps! Now, with the click of a button, you can see full, step-by-step solutions to a wide variety of problems. Instead of endlessly pouring over your work to find that one misplaced negative sign, you can check the steps to quickly and easily spot where you went wrong. Plus, if you’re having trouble figuring out how to approach a problem, you can sneak a peek at the first few steps to get the ball rolling. Full solutions are an invaluable learning tool, and we’re excited to be able to share them with our users.

Getting the steps is simple. When you perform an operation using the Context Panel, you’ll see a “Steps” button appear next to the solution when steps are available. Just click this button! This will take you to a new Maple Learn document showing you a full, detailed solution. Plus, if you want to bring the steps into another document, you can then click the “Copy to Clipboard” button. Checking your solution has never been easier!

What sorts of problems do we have steps for, you might ask? Good question! The answer is a resounding “most of them”. Are you a high schooler? We’ve got steps for factoring, expansion, and solving both equations and linear systems. Doing calculus? Derivatives, integrals, limits, and even solving differential equations all have full solutions available. How about linear algebra? Absolutely! We provide steps for Gauss-Jordan elimination, matrix inversion, finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and calculating the determinant! And that’s just a taste of what Maple Learn can do. We’re working constantly to expand our roster of steps, so let us know what you want to see!

I hear what some of you must be thinking: “But what about when I don’t have my computer with me? I never know when I’m going to need a step-by-step solution to a math problem!” If that’s you, then check out the Maple Calculator! The Maple Calculator provides full solutions just like Maple Learn, and you can carry it around in your pocket for math-on-the-go. With Maple Learn and the Maple Calculator on your side, no math problem can stop you now.

## A Poetic Interlude

by: Maple Calculator Maple Learn

A few weeks ago, some of our sales and marketing representatives decided to spice up some emails with some whimsical poetry. We sent them out to a selection of people, but we thought they were too fun not to share with everyone else! After all, what better way to talk about math products than through poetry? So without further ado, we’re proud to present our collection of mathematical verses:

I.

Math teachers and students, hear this tale of mine

The interface is freeform, the plots a delight

With Maple behind it, you know they are right

Solve problems from calculus? Easily done!

Algebra, matrices, even trig becomes fun.

Solve line by line, or all in one go

With Maple Learn, you work fast or work slow

Applications are endless, the basic version is free

Fully unlock it for just a small fee

Are you a teacher, from small school or great hall?

Maple Learn Premium is free when you call!

II.

Maple Learn is great, as I hope you recall

But when it comes to math products, that’s not all

Do you have a math problem right before your eyes?

A click of your camera, a solution shown to you

Solutions, graphs, and even steps too!

Integrals, matrices, factoring, and more

Maple Calculator solves problems galore

And when find you have even more to do

The problem in the picture reaches Maple Learn too!

Teaching these days can be quite a task

III.

My final approach, I’ll disturb you no more

Just one final poem for you is in store

On Maple Learn, there’s much more I could say

But instead, here are examples with which you can play

And Maple Calculator too, please don’t forget it

Give it a try, I know you won’t regret it.

My poems are now done, my inspiration depleted

Thanks for your patience as by my poems, you were greeted

We hope you had as much fun reading that as we did writing it. Stay tuned for next week, where we’ll be posting Maple Learn: The Musical! (Just kidding. Unless…?)

## TikTok and Trigonometry: Using Social Media to...

by: Maple Calculator Maple Learn

Over the last few months, we’ve had the honour of working with some fantastic online content creators who share our goals of helping make math accessible to students. We wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the great things they’ve done and how they’ve been able to use Maple Learn and the Maple Calculator to help explain math concepts to their audiences. Whether you’re looking to learn or searching for ways to make math engaging to others, these content creators are worth checking out!

Much as some may complain about “attention spans these days”, there is definitely merit in being able to clearly explain high school level math in under a minute. If you’re looking for tips and tricks to help you understand math concepts, look no further than Justice the Tutor, whose TikTok is full of easy-to-understand videos explaining how to solve a wide variety of problems. You can check out his video on solving systems of equations here.

I think it’s fair to assume that most people reading this like math, but all of us are multi-faceted individuals—so who’s also into drag? Online Kyne is, and she explains tons of math concepts in a fun, engaging, and sparkly way. Check out her video on 3D plots (and her matching 3D-glasses-themed eye makeup) here!

If you’re looking for more ways to have fun with math, check out Tom Rocks Math, run by the University of Oxford’s Dr Tom Crawford. He rose to fame with his “Naked Mathematician” series, but even his clothed videos explain difficult math topics in ways that are clear and accessible. You can see how he tackles a complex topic like partial differentiation here.

Whether you’re looking for a refresher or to learn something new, Dr Trefor Bazett’s YouTube channel has everything from cool math facts to complete courses on calculus, linear algebra, and more. If you don’t mind feeling called out for that one dumb mistake you made on a test once, this video on common algebra mistakes is a great resource for both students and teachers. What’s more, we’re excited to announce that Dr Trefor Bazett will be hosting a Maplesoft webinar where he’ll be discussing how to design effective interactive learning activities! The webinar will be on June 15, and you can sign up here. This promises to be a fascinating talk and a great way to get tips from someone whose online presence exemplifies his skill at getting people to engage with math, so we hope you’ll check it out.

These content creators are just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve also been working with Bobby Seagull, a math teacher and author, and TikTok personalities nerdynas and tamerxi, whose student-centric content is both fun and useful. For our Japanese audiences, you can also check out Kantaro Suzuki’s videos on solving a variety of math problems, and Takumi’s video where he brought in other YouTubers to compete in a puzzle challenge using the Maple Calculator!

We’re so thrilled to see how these amazing content creators are using Maple Learn and the Maple Calculator to create new content and engage with their audiences. It’s very exciting for us to be working with so many people who share our goals of making math accessible and interesting, and we love seeing what they’ve done with our products. Whether you’re a student looking to further understand your courses, a teacher looking to find more ways to engage with your students, or just someone who wants to learn more about math, these videos are all a fantastic resource. It’s clear that all these content creators have a passion for math, and as people who share that passion, we’re so happy to be working with them to help others find their own interest in math.

## Variables and functions, maple calculator...

Does anyone use maple calculator?

I am trying to use it on my iPad for matrix functions.

I tried standard maple %T for transpose, get an error.  I've tried -1.  No joy.

I can't seem to find how to assign to a variable, or use indexing to a matrix element.

Any suggestions welcomed for iPad maple functionality.

## Polynomials: How do I determine the linear factors...

Show that x-2 is a factor of p(x)=x^3+3x^2-4x-12

I)determine all the linear factors of p(x)

ii)what are the zeros of y=p(x)

iii)sketch function y=p(x)

## Maple Calculator – now with steps!

by: Maple Calculator

I’m very pleased to announce that the Maple Calculator app now offers step-by-step solutions. Maple Calculator is a free mobile app that makes it easy to enter, solve, and visualize mathematical problems from algebra, precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, right on your phone.  Solution steps have been, by far, the most requested feature from Maple Calculator users, so we are pretty excited about being able to offer this functionality to our customers. With steps, students can use the app not just to check if their own work is correct, but to find the source of the problem if they made a mistake.  They can also use the steps to learn how to approach problems they are unfamiliar with.

Steps are available in Maple Calculator for a wide variety of problems, including solving equations and systems of equations, finding limits, derivatives, and integrals, and performing matrix operations such as finding inverses and eigenvalues.

(*Spoiler alert* You may also want to keep a look-out for more step-by-step solution abilities in the next Maple release.)

If you are unfamiliar with the Maple Calculator app, you can find more information and app store links on the Maple Calculator product page.  One feature in particular to note for Maple and Maple Learn users is that you can use the app to take a picture of your math and load those math expressions into Maple or Maple Learn.  It makes for a fast, accurate method for entering large expressions, so even if you aren’t interested in doing math on your phone, you still might find the app useful.

## Problem with plot for x=y^2 on Mapple Calculator...

I installed maple calculator on iphone. I have problem with function x=y^2.

the arms of the chart should point to the right, not up

Other calculators like Graph Calculator showing in proper way generated chart/plot. But on maple I have problem - what I’m doing wrong.. I spent a lot of time to find answer but without success.