|Welcome to the
September 2006 Issue of the Maple Reporter!
The Maple Reporter provides all 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 launch of the Mathematics
Survival Kit- Maple Edition, the Maple-based e-book based on the
popular book by award winning teacher Jack Weiner Also, listen to
the Surviving Math Education podcast where Jack discusses the e-book
and the role of technology in teaching and learning. We have also
launched the Engineering Toolkits, which are suites of analytical
design tools that offer a combination of powerful mathematical solvers
with domain-specific functions that target your particular application.
In addition, check out the Maple 10 review in ORMS, and the special
Mathematics Survival Kit Student Bundle promotion.
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|News & Announcements
The Mathematics Survival Kit-Maple Edition
- This Maple-Based E-Book is the Essential Companion
to Any College or High School Math Course. Based
on the popular book “The Mathematics Survival Kit”
written by award-winning teacher Jack Weiner, this new ebook
provides students with quick, concise and friendly five-minute
reviews of 115 mathematical concepts, allowing them to navigate
through challenging homework assignments with greater ease.
By combining standard first-year university calculus and
algebra curricula and high school course outlines with his
30 years of teaching experience, Weiner identifies those
topics that both university and high school students find
most problematic. He also offers two great strategies—“How
to Get an A in Math” and “How to Get Extra Help”
—for tackling those concepts in a step-by-step fashion.
Engineering Toolkits - The new Engineering
Toolkits from Maplesoft are suites of analytical design
tools that offer a combination of powerful mathematical
solvers with domain-specific functions that target your
Based on the power of Maple, the components in each of these
Toolkits have been carefully selected and validated by domain
experts to ensure you arrive at the best solutions for your
engineering design tasks, rapidly, without error, and at
the right price!
Maple Toolbox for MATLAB Beta Testing Ends
The Maple Toolbox for MATLAB beta testing ended last week.
We would like to thank everyone who participated. The purpose
of the public beta was to gather customer feedback on this
toolbox, so that we can improve the product and ensure it
meets our customers' needs. The toolbox will be available
for purchase mid September.
Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite Online Product Demonstration
A result of the ongoing partnership between the MAA and
Maplesoft, this exciting product gives you the ability to
provide MAA placement tests over the Internet, gives you
easy administration, instant results, and flexible scheduling
for your incoming students. View the online product demonstration.
30th, 2006 - Surviving Math Education
Jack Weiner (University of Guelph) joins us at the Maplesoft
headquarters to discuss the Maple e-book version of his
popular "Mathematics Survival Kit", his thoughts
about what makes a great math teacher, and the role of technology
in teaching and learning. Eithne Murray is back with an
inside look into the world of Maple T.A, Maplesoft's Web-based
system for large-scale, automated testing and assessment
of math students. Of course, we also have some more current
news and mailbag questions.
16th, 2006 - Business of Math
In this episode Tom Lee interviews Dr.
Paul Bragg (via telephone from Letchworth, England)
about the future of scientific software, the differences
between North American and European software markets, and
his thoughts about choosing a sales over a scientific career.
Paul DeMarco, a senior product manager and architect, joins
us to discuss an exciting new product called the Maple Toolbox
for MATLAB; and of course, we have some more news and mail
Survival Kit Student Bundle – Purchase
our specially priced bundle of Maple 10, the new
Mathematics Survival Kit, and our two popular study
guides, the Precalculus and Calculus Study Guides.
If you are publishing a
paper or writing a book related to Maple, we can help you!
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maple Primes Community Site Update
is a great place to learn new ways to use Maple. New
techniques for using Maple are regularly posted to
the site. For example, TomM
posted a blog
entry about how to use Maple to show students
in a classroom the steps needed to solve a problem.
From the other end of the spectrum, jenni,
a high school student wanted to know how
to use Maple to see all of the steps necessary
to solve a problem. In response, several different
were posted. If you want to learn more ways to use
Maple, visit MaplePrimes
to see what is there to help you..
International Design Engineering Technical Conference
September 10-13, 2006
here for details.
See our Events
page for other upcoming shows.
Still Time to Register for Fall
Registering courses has never been faster;
with online registration you can have your Maple Adoption
account up to date and ready to go for the Fall semester
in no time. You will be able to use your home use copy of
Maple 10 immediately with the new download feature.. Read
started and register your Fall courses today! Complete
program information and electronic registration can be found
Product Tips and Techniques
monthly web seminars provide an excellent opportunity for
you to learn about interesting applications, new techniques,
and upcoming products. Hosted live by senior Maplesoft product
experts, these 1 hour interactive sessions offer the opportunity
to ask questions and interact with the presenter. Whether
you are a seasoned Maple user, or someone looking to find
out what Maple is all about, this seminar series will offer
an opportunity to learn something new and interesting.
Missed a seminar? Check out our recorded
seminar section where you can browse and view recordings
of past seminars.
|The Maple Application
Center has received the following new applications over the
Maplesoft in the Press
to receive much press. Recently there has been coverage
in DesignFax, Scientific Computing and a Maple 10 review
by Jason Shattman in ORMS Today.
Today, Software Review, August 2006
Maple 10: From symbolic computer to universal
Dr. Jason Schattman, in his review of Maple 10, which
he calls a “universal math machine”, notes:
“Ease-of-use and presentability have improved
dramatically (in Maple 10 compared to earlier versions)
and have surpassed competitors MathCAD and Mathematica
along many dimensions….Maple's greatest strength
— and sharpest edge over other players in the
optimization game: that you can extend its functionality
using its programming language “
Methods and Software, August 2006
Global Optimization Toolbox for Maple: an introduction with
This article presents a concise review of the scientific–technical
computing system Maple and its application potentials in
Designfax, August 2006
Maple Toolbox for MATLAB
“The Maple Toolbox for MATLAB
consists of two components, Maple 10 — a tool for
solving complex mathematical problems and creating rich,
executable technical documents — and the Maple-MATLAB
Computing, August 2006
BlockBuilder for Simulink
Blockbuilder is a mathematical modeling environment that
offers automated export to Simulink. Featuring Maple mathematical
software, the modeling environment enables engineers to
develop ideas from initial concepts to high fidelity physical
models and automatically generate S-Function blocks.
Most Requested Software Products, August 2006
Mathematical modeling environment
“BlockBuilder is … designed to allow users to
fully encapsulate their analysis, manipulations, transformation,
code generation, verification, and documentation in a flexible
Honk if you love your TI-89
"An International survey by Maplesoft finds scratchpads
and calculators most-often-used design and analysis tools.
With more than 2,000 participants, the survey offers what
Maplesoft describes as unprecedented insight into the daily
practices, experiences, and perceptions of the technical
In addition to these articles, check out the Press
Coverage area for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.
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