Orthwein Maple 10 Developer Tutorial 2005


The Purpose of this tutorial is to help faculty get quick access to tools, tutorials (Maplets), and development hints and examples that they might find most useful for application in their own courses. 


Note that Maple 10 has two interfaces through the Standard Maple 10 icon and the Classic Maple 10 icon. The Standard interface is generally a higher level application that can be used with less user programming, including a very nice new math document creator and editor which is not available in the Classic version.


This tutorial is intended for those faculty who wish to interject a little more of their own creativity into the development of materials for their courses. This means that a little more programming will be involved, and so the description below refers primarily to the Classic version, which I find more convenient for developing my own course materials and which requires less memory for more efficient use on older computers.


In order to automatically launch the Maple files with the Maple 10 Classic version, you should make sure that on your computer files of type *.mws are associated with this version. Also, in order to launch the *.mws files linked below (depending on your operating system or browser), you may need to right click and save them to your hard drive first.


Here is a quick introduction to the Maple interactive worksheet environment from the Calculus Plus Project at CUNY, which I have modified and updated for use with Maple 10.



The Student Package of Maple 10 is a good place to start to get a feeling for the type of built in tools and tutorials (Maplets) that are available to developers. Next, I have included some sample explorations, and an example (Precalculus Exploration 3) of how I sometimes begin with an exploration as a starting point, and then create a corresponding quiz, ultimately posting the quiz and quiz answers on my course website.  Finally, I have included some materials for learning how to write ones own Maplets, which are essentially Maple programs wrapped up in an interactive Java applet.


In order to see more examples of how I use Maple and Java in my courses, visit my other course pages by clicking on the various buttons on the left panel. Gradually, I will add more examples to this page.



More Precalculus Explorations



Calculus Explorations

More Calculus Explorations