complete Web solution for online math education and research
For over 20 years,
innovative educators have used Maple to enliven their
courses and research with world-class symbolic computation,
powerful graphics, and rock-solid numerics.
MapleNet brings this innovation to the Web:
- Interactive math over the Web.
- Enrich on-campus courses with
online math content.
- Powerful computations in a browser.
- Share research results with
the academic community.
MapleNet is the ideal way to:
- Enrich distance and on-campus
courses with online math content.
- Share academic
research through live Web applications.
math over the Web
With MapleNet, instructors can
create online learning objects for students in math, engineering,
science, and any other course that uses quantitative methods.
Students can run Maple-created learning materials through a Web browser from
anywhere in the world--on or off campus--with no other software needed on their
With MapleNet, instructors can create online Maple
documents that include intelligent symbolic computations,
interactive graphics, and live 2-D math formulas.
|Scenario: An instructor
for a distance Calculus course creates MapleNet learning
exploring limits. When students are ready to begin
a new lesson, they visit the class’ Blackboard
home page, download the lecture material and run the
learning object for that lesson.
courses with online math content
Ideal for distance courses, MapleNet
can also enrich courses on campus. Students can run MapleNet
learning objects from labs and computer classrooms, as
well as from home.
Instructors leading different sections or labs can share each others’ MapleNet
applications via simple http links.
MapleNet improves student learning at any level, from high school to graduate
Powerful computations in a
MapleNet is backed by the Maple
math engine, the world’s most widely adopted technology
for mathematical exploration and visualization.
|Scenario: A high school
Algebra II teacher lecturing in a computer classroom
uses MapleNet to enhance his students’ understanding
of function compositions. After he explains the basic
idea, students turn to their computers and explore the
concept through a live Maple document, published on
the Web through MapleNet.
Instructors can embed symbolic computations
and interactive graphics into online Maple documents and
Unlike traditional education software, students can enter
any example they choose within a MapleNet application – they
aren’t limited to canned demos.
Maple provides a complete range of GUI options for building
interactive learning materials as Maple documents, including
simple input fields, sliders, buttons and menus. You simply
create the material in Maple and save it to the MapleNet server.
Alternatively, MapleNet also allows you to create your own user interfaces and applications using other development tools, including JSP, .NET, Perl, and PHP.
|Scenario: An Economics
instructor creates a MapleNet-driven JSP application
for students to experiment with macroeconomic models.
During recitation sections, students upload model parameters
from data files into the JSP and explore the model
under different sets of conditions.