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Seton Hall University transforms placement process with Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite
August 17, 2007
Seton Hall University

For the staff in the Department of Developmental Math at Seton Hall University, a top priority is to ensure that incoming students are set for classes from day one.The staff’s challenge, therefore, is to make sure that placement tests are administered and completed well ahead of time.These tests are typically very labor intensive, taking away precious time which could otherwise be spent orienting students to their new environment. The Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite helps institutions place their students in the right courses quickly, easily, and at a fraction of the cost normally associated with traditional placement methods. This test suite automates the entire process, enabling the test to be taken anytime and anywhere. Now administering the placement tests is totally stress-free and hardly involves any staff time at Seton Hall.

Maple – A Teaching tool for Institute of Education College East, Singapore
August 1, 2007
Warren Lim Choon Gwee
"I was won over by its easy menu/palette-based usage and the comprehensive math tutor/assistant tools"
Maplesoft’s online assessment system, Maple T.A., facilitates a win-win situation for students and faculty at Eastern Connecticut State University
June 5, 2007
Eastern Connecticut State University

The faculty’s objective was to ensure that students take responsibility for reviewing material from previous courses before starting new ones. This would save a lot of time and effort on the faculty’s part and make new courses more efficient by bringing students up-to-date before the start of the course. When they chose Maple T.A. - a Web-based system for creating tests, assignments, and exercises that automatically assess student responses and performance - little did the faculty realize that the successful outcome would go far beyond the anticipated increase in student responsibility.

Using Maple T.A improves final test results of engineering students
May 18, 2007
Polytechnical Institute of Noordelijke Hogeschool
Two years ago, the Polytechnical Institute of Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden in Holland (NHL) introduced a collection of online math exercises using Maple T.A.® Since then, 95% of the engineering students who regularly evaluated their math knowledge with Maple T.A. online exercises passed with significant improvement in their final scores. Many of the students who did not regularly test their skills using these exercises failed the course.
The Maple Challenge…. and how a student won it hands down
April 12, 2007
Selcuk Arbor, Ryerson University, Toronto
Selcuk Arbor is a Computer Science student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. A serious student, Arbor did well in all courses, except Physics. When he didn’t pass the midterm exam, he was determined to try harder. Knowing that his professor was a Maple evangelist, he proposed a challenge to turn the entire exam into a Maplet. Read how Maplets helped Arbor pass the exam.
Maple adds an “out of this world” touch to math learning
April 12, 2007
An applied mathematician, Chartier is passionate about finding relevant, exciting examples of using mathematics. He knows that examples engage students. One of his trusted assistants in this project is Maple, Maplesoft’s world-leading computation engine, which offers the breadth and depth to handle every type of mathematics.
Maple’s Point and Click Environment shortens learning curve and lets you be more productive
February 13, 2007
Lawrence Tech University

When Maplesoft® introduced its smart document environment in Maple™ 10 - now enhanced in the recently announced Maple 11 - the new interface presented a paradigm shift in performing complex mathematical calculations. The company knew that the point and click environment would transform the way engineers, students, and researchers approached and used math.

From a Classroom to a Submarine in the South Pacific
January 1, 2007
Georgia Institute of Technology
Jim Herod, Professor Emeritus for Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematics, has taught at Georgia Tech for 35 years and is now retired in Southwest Alabama. In his retirement, Herod still teaches a Partial Differential Equations class remotely to engineers working toward masters and doctorate degrees. Since his students are located around the world, he needed a way to efficiently communicate lectures, distribute assignments, and receive reports.
Moving Placement Tests to Anytime, Anywhere
November 28, 2006
SUNY Stony Brook NY
At the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, academic success is as important to the university as it is to the students. They want their students to succeed, and the first step to ensuring they do is making sure they are enrolled in the proper classes. For this reason, Stony Brook's mathematics department administers placement tests every year to assess the student’s level of math knowledge and the appropriate courses.
Florida’s Indian River Community College wins national laurels for online tutorial
November 28, 2006
Indian River Community College
To raise the success level in his algebra course, Professor Peiris, Math Department Chair at Indian River Community College, Florida, made a commitment to himself: improve his students’ conceptual understanding and provide tutorial practice of math problems while accommodating different learning styles. His strategy was to increase the use of technology in his classroom, and he turned to Maplesoft™, a leading provider of high-performance software tools for science and mathematics.
Maple Software Central to Mathematics Teaching at the University of Queensland for 12 years
November 19, 2006
University of Queensland, Australia
For many students studying Mathematics at the University of Queensland, using Maple® software is a daily event. In fact Maple has been an integral part of the math taught in many courses including science and engineering.
Finite Element Analysis with Maple
April 16, 2006
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Over the last 40 years, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has become the standard method for analyzing complex problems that involve systems of partial differential equations with arbitrary boundary conditions.

Maple T.A. Enriches Academic Experience: A Testimonial
October 1, 2004
Cathedral High School, New York, USA
This is the second year I have been using Maple T.A. as a tool to enrich the academic experience of my students. The main reason I like this software is because Maple T.A., unlike other pre-packaged software around, gives one the tools needed to customize his or her questions based on the actual needs of a given Math or Physics class.
Maple enhances math and engineering curriculum through mobile computing
May 9, 2004
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Maple is used extensively at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)—a leading technological research university—and is accessible to all undergraduate students through their mobile computing program. The availability of Maple across multiple disciplines, made possible by the laptop program, characterizes the interactive approach to research and teaching at RPI.
Minot State University - Words of a Maple T.A. User
March 6, 2004
Professor Kevin Vang, Minot State University
The following quotes were taken from an inteview conducted in 2004 with Professor Kevin Vang of Minot State University in North Dakota, USA
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