Copenhagen, Denmark: March 8, 2019: Maplesoft today announced the release of Maple-Skole, a new tool that will support mathematics teaching and training for primary school students in Denmark. The Maple-Skole package will be available to primary schools in Denmark, at no cost, for a limited time. It includes a Maple license and a set of math teaching materials developed by two primary school teachers, Jesper Estrup and Gitte Christiansen. The materials align with the Danish primary school curriculum and are available in Danish to enhance the way school children learn mathematics.
Maple-Skole is built on the strong foundation of Maple, a tool that combines the world’s most powerful mathematics engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. The Maple-Skole package will help foster greater knowledge and competency in primary school students by developing a passion for mathematics early on, and providing an engaging environment where they can interact with mathematical concepts. The package will make it easy for students to work with statistics, functions, equations, and other math concepts. Maple also aids various teaching approaches through features that support investigative mathematics, and summative and formative evaluation methods.
“Maplesoft has a long-standing relationship with educational institutions in Denmark, both at the university and high school levels. Maple-Skole is an exciting initiative that will expand on that partnership and enhance mathematics education at the primary school level in the country,” said Sammi Shamma, Country Manager – Denmark, Maplesoft. “The Danish education system is a big proponent of using digital learning solutions to foster greater competence and understanding of mathematics. Maple-Skole will allow students to begin exploring mathematics and developing that competency at an earlier age. We look forward to continuing our work with Danish institutions to improve and strengthen mathematics education in the region.”
Estrup and Christiansen initially introduced Maple in their classroom to provide young students the experience of working with a technology tool and to better prepare them for future learning. The result was their students scoring the highest grades in the school system. Students have responded positively to Maple, preferring its visualization tools that help them understand key concepts to traditional teaching methods.
“Computers and other digital tools are how students interact with the world, so that’s what comes naturally to them,” Christiansen said. “Maple’s digital character allows them to play with math. They can manipulate problems and the math behind them, and see how the results are impacted. They actually have fun with it.”
For more information on Maple-Skole or to register your school, click here.
Maplesoft has provided mathematics-based software solutions to educators and researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for over 30 years. Maplesoft’s flagship product, Maple, combines the world's most powerful mathematics engine with an interface that makes it extremely easy to analyze, explore, visualize, and solve mathematical problems. Maplesoft products and services are used by more than 8000 educational institutions, research labs, and companies, in over 90 countries. In 2018, Maplesoft spun off its online education product line into a separate corporation, DigitalEd.
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