Maple and the WorldWide Web at RMIT
Gary FitzGerald
garyfitz@rmit.edu.au
W. P. Healy
rmalh@gauss.ma.rmit.edu.au
Department of Mathematics, RMIT
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne VIC 3001
Australia
Abstract
The use of Maple and the WorldWide Web at RMIT is described. The Computer Algebra System Maple is first reviewed and Maple worksheets and the various formats in which they can be saved are discussed. A historical outline of the use of Maple in teaching both mathematicsdegree and servicemathematics subjects at RMIT then follows. Finally, the description of two recently funded projects, Mathweb and M3W3 (Mathematical Modelling with Maple and the WorldWide Web) are described. The project Mathweb enabled Maple to be introduced into some of the large enrolment service subjects offered to predominantly Engineering students at RMIT. The project M3W3 enabled two new mathematicalmodelling subjects to be developed and introduced into the Mathematics Degree Programme at RMIT that used Maple, group projects, student mentors and electronic submission of assignments.
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