the October 2005 Issue of the Maple Reporter e-newsletter!
We aim to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from
Maplesoft, with articles highlighting new products, innovative
application areas, tips and techniques, events and much more.
This month’s issue features news on the collaboration
between Mu Alpha Theta, a National Mathematics Honor Society,
and Maplesoft. Also, learn more about the rapid and strong adoption
of Maple 10 in the academic market and details on Maplesoft expanding
its distribution to China. Finally, if you are interested in
a free home copy of Maple, check out details on the Maple Adoption
We hope you find this month’s issue an enjoyable and informative
read. We have many more exciting developments in the works at
Maplesoft and we look forward to sharing them with you in the
News & Announcements
T.A. Brings Online Testing to Mu Alpha Theta
Maplesoft is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered
a National Mathematics Honor Society, in order to deliver
their annual Log 1 Contest to U.S. and international high
school students. Until now, the Log 1 Contest has been
run with chapter sponsor teachers administering the tests
by pencil and paper and mailing them back and forth with
the national office. Now, using Maple T.A. software, students
will access the Maple T.A. homepage, select the appropriate
test for their individual level and work through 15 general-knowledge
problems that have been algorithmically generated by Maple
T.A. Once a student is finished, the software then grades
the test and records the score, eliminating the need for
the time-consuming manual exercise of marking and grading
every assignment by hand.
While registrations are still being received, already nearly
2000 high school students will begin taking tests on November
7th, and testing will remain open for a period of 2 weeks.
This testing cycle will again be repeated in January and
March, and winners will be declared thereafter.
Combined with our recent announcement of partnering with
Association of America (MAA),
we’re pleased to see that our Maple T.A. software
is becoming recognized as a tool not only for individual
teachers who are interested in delivering homework, drill,
practice assignments and tests online, but also by groups
interested in the delivery of large-scale national testing.
Adoption of Maple 10 in Academic Markets Exceeds All Expectations
Maplesoft has seen a rapid and strong adoption
of Maple 10 by its long time academic users. There has also
been dramatic growth in the number of new academic users
and participation in key academic programs. In addition to
the strong acceptance of Maple 10, Maplesoft continues its
commitment to the academic user base with key industry partnerships
and the most flexible academic licensing options.
Expands Distribution to China
CCA Engineering Simulation Software will represent Maplesoft in China. Responding
to the growing international demand for advanced mathematical and analytical
software, CCA Engineering Simulation Software will sell Maplesoft technical productivity
tools to scientists, engineers and educators.
Would you like to own your own home copy of Maple
10 for free?
I’d like to introduce you to the Maple Adoption
Maplesoft is pleased to offer the Maple Adoption Program.
This program is designed to make it easier for university,
college and high school instructors to fully integrate
Maple into their course curriculum.
By giving you, a faculty member, a home use copy of
Maple 10 this allows you to have the ultimate productivity
tool for solving mathematical problems and creating
interactive technical applications at your finger tips.
It also allows you to prep for classes in the comfort
of your own home!
As a member, you will enjoy the many benefits that
are included in our Adoption kit that will be shipped
directly to your home. Here are the benefits to you
and your students should you choose to Adopt Maple
Benefits for the Instructor:
• Faculty Home Use Copy of Maple 10
• Full set of Maple 10 manuals
• Introduction to Maple 10
• Maple 10 Quick Reference Card
• Integrating Maple 10 into the Math Curriculum
• Maple Gift Pack
• Student Discounts
Benefits for the Student:
• Student Copy of Maple 10
• Two Maple 10 Manuals
• Two Study Guides
Demo of “Clickable Calculus”
Access to our Maple Student Centre which includes:
Maple Tutorials, Maple Graphics, Help with Classes & FAQ’s
• A value of $170.00 USD for only $75.00 USD
The only thing that we ask of you is that along
with your online registration form you attach your
course syllabus or provide a link to your course page that
states that you will be either requiring or recommending
the use of Maple within your course. That’s
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-Body Mechanical Systems with DynaFlex
November 2, 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time
November 3, 3:00-4:00 pm Central European Standard
November 8, 10:00-11:00 am, Korea Standard Time
Technology in the Modern Math Curriculum
November 9, 2:00-2:45pm EDT
November 22, 2:00-2:45pm EDT
Solution Deployment with MapleNet 10
November 16, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Please visit maplesoft.webex.com for
additional details and to register.
|Maple Quick Start
introductory course, you will become fluent in the
Maple 10 environment, without ever having to leave
your desk. Visit the Training
area of the Maplesoft site for details.
• Maple Quick Start E-Training
Wednesday November 16,
10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
|Maplesoft in the Press
month check out the new Feature Article:
Appearing in Automotive Testing Technology International, this article provides
an overview about continual software package evolution from two players in the
automotive CAE market, CATIA and Maplesoft.
In addition to this Feature Article, check out
the Reviews & Press
area for all the latest on Maplesoft including coverage
in Desktop Engineering, PC Magazine and Cadalyst Newsline.
Primes Community Site Update
online user community is full of useful resources for
new and experienced Maple users alike. Tips can be
found that range from hiding
the output in a for loop to computing
Groebner bases. If the answer to your
question is not already answered on MaplePrimes, the
forums are full of users who are ready to answer your
question. MaplePrimes switched to a new, high performance
web server this month. The new server will allow new
and exciting features to be added. Check out MaplePrimes at beta.mapleprimes.com and see how it can help you
The 31st annual conference of the American Mathematical Association of
Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) will be held on November 10-13, 2005 in San
Diego, California. Maplesoft will be one of the exhibitors and will also
be hosting a commercial presentation.
Maplesoft offers a series of recorded downloadable demonstrations and
seminars highlighting key features and functionality of Maplesoft products. Click
here to view the available seminars.
Maplesoft is pleased to offer personal online seminars. These seminars
assist users in learning new techniques to increase their effectiveness
with Maplesoft products. Contact
Maplesoft today to schedule your seminar.
Books and Publications
Visit the Books
section on the Maplesoft Web site to view new publications.
(US & Canada)
(Outside US & Canada)