Workshop #1 -- Introduction to Maple for Calculus
Maple is a computer algebra system that can be change the way you
teach calculus by emphasizing the concepts and de-emphasizing the
mechanical manipulations. In this hands-on introduction to Maple,
you will learn how to use Maple to graph functions, solve equations,
and manipulate equations. Specific attention will be given to the
creation of graphical representations of fundamental calculus topics,
including secant lines converging to tangent lines and Riemann sums
converging to the area under a curve.
Workshop #2 -- Teaching Calculus with Maple
There are many models for using Maple in the classroom. Attendees of
this workshop will be able to see several different ways Maple can be
used to enhance a course. Several different forms of course materials
will be shared, including supplemental worksheets, web-based "maplets"
(Maple applets), and electronic texts implemented as Maple worksheets.
This workshop will include a demonstration of the presenter's efforts
to bridge the language barrier by (almost) automating the translation
of maplets for non-English users.