The course content in the Teacher Resource Center is designed to provide you with all the materials you need to incorporate Maplesoft technology in your classroom. Much more than a set of simple demos, the provided course content acts as the starting point for creating an engaging, enriching classroom experience. The material, which includes powerful visualizations and in-depth mathematical investigations, was developed to fit seamlessly with a teacher’s syllabus and unique teaching style. Maplesoft worked with mathematics instructors to develop motivating and modifiable lecture notes, engaging and flexible demonstrations, and relevant, reusable assignment questions. This course content is freely available to educators.
How to Use This Content
What You Receive
The course content is grouped into sections, such as Inverse Functions. Within each section are a collection of related topics. Each topic includes:
- A Maple document containing a lesson, examples, and an interactive demonstration that allows teachers to explore key mathematical concepts in an engaging and highly visual manner. This document can be used in the free Maple Player.
- An editable version of the same document, which can be used in Maple
- A set of questions that can be used by teachers as homework exercises or to test student understanding of the particular mathematical concept (requires Maple T.A.).
- A short video of the interactive demonstration, which provides a brief visual illustration of the ideas discussed in the lesson
You can download the Maple documents and Maple T.A. questions for each topic or download groups of content together.
What You Need
- To use the interactive demonstrations found in the Maple documents, you need the free Maple Player or a copy of Maple. All demonstration features are available when you use the Maple Player.
- You can use the Maple Player to view the document and use the interactive demonstrations. You will be able to perform such actions as entering values, moving sliders, and clicking buttons, and you will see updated results and plots. Learn more about the free Maple Player.
- If you have Maple, in addition to using the interactive features, you will also be able to edit the content and save your changes. You can also follow the steps described in the “Further Exploration in Maple” sections, which are provided for many topics. All of the course content was created in Maple 13 or later. We recommend using the latest version of Maple when working with these documents. You can open a Maple document from the Teacher Resource Center in a Maple version that is newer than the version that was used to create the document. However, if you open a document in a Maple version that is earlier than the version used to create the document, you may experience problems. The document may require recent functionality that is not available in earlier versions of Maple.
- To use the Maple T.A. questions, you need access to Maple T.A. Questions and course modules can be imported into your Question Repository in Maple T.A. These questions were created in Maple T.A. 5 or later.
- To view the videos, you need the latest version of QuickTime® Player.
How to Use the Course Content
This material can be used in your teaching in any way that you want, including:
- Distributing course notes to students
- Using the interactive demonstrations as part of your lecture
- Showing the videos in your classroom
- Creating assignments and practice sessions for your students using Maple T.A.
- Including movies or documents on your course web site
This material is freely available for educational, non-profit activities only. Contact Maplesoft for permission if you want to use this content in for-profit activities.
Modifying Course Content
You can use portions of these documents in other materials or modify the documents themselves. We simply ask that you attribute the source to Maplesoft, and include a copyright statement that indicates that modifications were made. For example, you could include a statement that reads “Portions of this document copyright of Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc.” or “Based in part on materials copyright of Maplesoft, a division of Waterloo Maple Inc. Used with permission.”
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Have Content You Would Like to Share? Looking for More Topics?
Have you developed content you would like to share with the community? Didn’t find materials for the topics you are teaching? The Application Center contains thousands of Maple documents providing course materials, demonstrations, and examples submitted by users from around the world. New submissions are always welcome. For Maple T.A. users, the Maple T.A. Content Center provides a similar environment that is designed for Maple T.A. questions and course modules.