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For the staff in the Department of Developmental Math at Seton Hall University, a top priority is to ensure that incoming students are set for classes from day one.The staff’s challenge, therefore, is to make sure that placement tests are administered and completed well ahead of time.These tests are typically very labor intensive, taking away precious time which could otherwise be spent orienting students to their new environment. The Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite helps institutions place their students in the right courses quickly, easily, and at a fraction of the cost normally associated with traditional placement methods. This test suite automates the entire process, enabling the test to be taken anytime and anywhere. Now administering the placement tests is totally stress-free and hardly involves any staff time at Seton Hall.
The faculty’s objective was to ensure that students take responsibility for reviewing material from previous courses before starting new ones. This would save a lot of time and effort on the faculty’s part and make new courses more efficient by bringing students up-to-date before the start of the course. When they chose Maple T.A. - a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments, and exercises that automatically assess student responses and performance - little did the faculty realize that the successful outcome would go far beyond the anticipated increase in student responsibility.
When Maplesoft® introduced its smart document environment in Maple™ 10 - now enhanced in the recently announced Maple 11 - the new interface presented a paradigm shift in performing complex mathematical calculations. The company knew that the point and click environment would transform the way engineers, students, and researchers approached and used math.
Over the last 40 years, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has become the standard method for analyzing complex problems that involve systems of partial differential equations with arbitrary boundary conditions.