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Maple T.A. 2.0 and MapleNet Academic 2.5 Enhance Online Math Education
Maple T.A. 2.0 and MapleNet Academic 2.5 Enhance Online Math Education

WATERLOO, CANADA, December 13, 2004 – Maplesoft™, the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science and mathematics, announced today the availability of Maple T.A™ 2.0 and MapleNet™ Academic 2.5. The upgraded Web-based products leverage Maple, the standard among interactive mathematical software, to enhance e-learning.

Maple T.A. automates many time-consuming elements of modern post-secondary mathematics education. Derived from the legendary Maple software, Maple T.A. offers a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments, and exercises, automatically assessing student responses and performance. In addition to integration with Maple 9.5., Maple T.A 2.0 includes enhancements to the Question Bank Editor and Assignment Editor, which allow teachers to create more sophisticated questions, create questions in less time and distribute richer content to their students. Additional enhancements to the Gradebook and Class Management provide for smoother and more robust deployment, minimal downtime and enable institutions to service larger deployments. For detailed information about the new features, please visit http://www.maplesoft.com/products/mapleta.

MapleNet Academic provides a complete Web infrastructure for deploying live mathematical applications online. For several years, innovative educators have used MapleNet Academic to enrich distance and on-campus courses and share academic research. New features in version 2.5 include full compatibility with Maple 9.5 and institution-wide scalability. The integration with Maple 9.5 enables users to take advantage of all the enhancements and power of Maple when authoring MapleNet Academic content. The increased scalability meets customer demand for large deployments. For more information about the new features, please visit: http://www.maplesoft.com/products/maplenet/features_25.aspx.

"For over 25 years, academic institutions around the world have trusted Maplesoft products to enrich the education experience," said Tom Lee, Maplesoft’s Vice President of Market Development. "The upgrades to our highly integrated product suite will help the academic community better prepare tomorrow’s leaders in engineering, science and mathematics."

Availability
Maple T.A. 2.0 and MapleNet Academic 2.5 are available today. For more information about the products, call 1-800-267-6583 ext. 411, e-mail custservice@maplesoft.com or visit http://www.maplesoft.com/academic.

About Maplesoft
Maplesoft is a world leader in mathematical and analytical software. Its suite of products include Maple 9.5, the standard among interactive mathematical software; MapleNet, a comprehensive mathematical infrastructure for the Web; and Maple T.A., a system for automated grading of mathematics tests. Maplesoft products embody the most advanced and integrated technology for both numeric and symbolic solution of complex problems. Its standards-compliant algorithms are renowned for their speed, accuracy and reliability. In addition, Maplesoft leads the market with innovations that make the management of technical knowledge – whether in industry, or in a classroom – more effective and efficient. Over two million users at thousands of organizations benefit from advanced Maple technology. Maplesoft’s commercial customer base includes Boeing, Bosch, Canon and NASA. Additionally, virtually every major university and research institute in the world, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford and Waterloo, has adopted Maple products to enhance their education and research activities. For more information, visit www.maplesoft.com.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Bo
Maplesoft
519.747.2373 ext.289
mbo@maplesoft.com

David Resnic or Jason Magner
Schwartz Communications
781.684.0770
maplesoft@schwartz-pr.com