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Kim Koserski

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I wanted to let everyone know that there is a Maple 2015 update available. Maple 2015.1 provides:

  • Support for high-resolution monitors (e.g. 4K, UHD)
  • Updated translations for Brazilian Portuguese, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese
  • Enhancements to the Explore command
  • Improvements to the DataSets package
  • Updates to the Microsoft Excel plug-in
  • Enhancements to unit handling
  • A variety of improvements to the math engine, interface, and documentation

To get this update, you can use Tools>Check for Updates from within Maple, or visit Maple 2015.1 Downloads.

If you are a MapleSim 2015 user, you already have this update, as it was part of the MapleSim 2015 installation.

Kim

We’re trying out something new with our webinars and are hosting our first ever live streaming webinar. Broadcast in real time, and featuring Jonny Zivku, our Maple T.A. Product Manager, this will be your chance to see the face behind the voice, as well as learn more about how academic institutions around the world are using Maple T.A. We hope you can join us.

Here are the full details:

Transforming Testing and Assessment with Maple T.A.

In this webinar, you will learn how Maplesoft's testing and assessment system, Maple T.A., is being used to improve learning, save money, reduce drop-out rates, and increase student satisfaction at academic institutions around the world.

The following Maple T.A. case studies will be presented:

  • The University of Waterloo saved $100,000/year on their grading budget
  • At the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, student pass rates went up approximately 20% within one year
  • The University of Canterbury continued to offer their full academic program after an earthquake damaged classrooms
  • At the University of Guelph, drop-out rates were reduced by more than 10%
  • ...And more!

All attendees of this webinar will be sent a complimentary copy of the Maplesoft magazine Transforming Testing and Assessment.

To join us for the live streaming webinar, please click here to register.

Maplesoft regularly hosts live webinars on a variety of topics. Below you will find details on upcoming webinars we think may be of interest to the MaplePrimes community.  For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit our website.

Case Study: Transforming a University's Placement Testing Process

This webinar will feature the story of how the University of the Virgin Islands moved their placing testing process from paper and pen to using the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) placement tests offered through the Maple T.A. testing environment. Instructors at the university now handpick questions to create their own placement tests that best fit the course they are teaching. From there, they are able to analyze the data and craft lessons based on student performance. The end result is that students are more satisfied with the education they are receiving and instructors have made enormous gains with regards to efficiency and flexibility.

To join us for the live presentation with Dr. Celil Ekici from the University of the Virgin Islands, please click here to register.

Getting Started with Maple

This webinar is designed for the user who comes to Maple for the first time. It will demonstrate “how to get started” by clarifying the user interface and the ways math can be entered into Maple, and then “processed.” Coverage includes

  • Entering mathematical expressions and interacting with them in a syntax-free way.
  • The difference between input in mathematical notation and “linear” or text form.
  • The role of the Context Sensitive Menu system for interacting with mathematical objects.
  • Graphing and interacting with various types of graphs, including animations, surfaces, and implicit plots.
  • Use of built-in tools such as Assistants, Tutors, and Task Templates.
  • The Maple help system and the Maple Portal.
  • Introduction to differential equations and matrix manipulations.

To join us for the live presentation, please click here to register.

Maplesoft regularly hosts live webinars on a variety of topics. Below you will find details on an upcoming webinar we think may be of interest to the MaplePrimes community.  For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit our website.

See What’s New in Maple 2015 for Educators

Maple 2015 is a major new release of Maple, the technical computing software used for education, research, and development involving mathematics, engineering, and the sciences. With Maple 2015, Maplesoft offers important new abilities to both educators and researchers, particularly in the areas of data analysis, application development and statistics education. This webinar will provide a complete overview of these new features, including:

• A new interface to access, work with, and visualize millions of datasets in the areas of finance, economics, and demographics.
• New facilities for developing Math Apps, including a new microphone and speaker component.
• Advances in integration, differential equations, interactive maps, group theory, physics, and more.
• New Clickable Math tools, including palettes and 60 new interactive Math Apps.
• New tutors, palettes and Math Apps designed explicitly for teaching and learning statistics.
• And more!

To join us for the live presentation, please click here to register.

Maplesoft regularly hosts live webinars on a variety of topics. Below you will find details on upcoming webinars we think may be of interest to the MaplePrimes community.  For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit our website.

Introduction to the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite – Part #2

This webinar will provide attendees with a more detailed guide to the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite. The presentation will go beyond the basics to introduce each type of placement test, including algorithmic tests, calculator-based tests, concept readiness tests, and more. A few topics will be explored in the context of each different test type. The presentation will conclude with an explanation of how to set cut-off scores for your institution, as well as how the placement tests were created and validated by the Mathematical Association of America.

To join us for the live presentation, please click here to register.

Creating Questions in Maple T.A. – Part #3

This presentation is the third installment of a series that explores question authoring in Maple T.A., Maplesoft’s testing and assessment solution for courses involving mathematics. This final webinar will focus on creating advanced Maple-graded questions using intuitive algorithms.

In case you missed them, the first webinar in the series provided an overview of the question repository and how to create various types of basic questions. The second webinar in the series focused on how to create better questions using the question designer, and introduced more advanced question types such as sketch and free body diagram. 

To join us for the live presentation, please click here to register.

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