June 15-July 3,
This three week workshop concentrated on training 26 Central Kentucky High
School and Middle School science and math teachers in the use of LaTeX, the mathematical
wordprocessing language universally used in the scientific community for
disseminating information, and MapleV5, an interactive programming language
widely used to investigate and solve problems of a mathematical nature.
Here is a
roll of the participants.
Week 1 -- LaTeX
Letters to a friend. Today we will write a letter with LaTeX.
Here is a sample letter (postscript),
with its source (tex)
and graphic (eps).
Here is a list of things to
up Quizzes and Exams. Today we will make up a quiz and maybe
an exam. Here is a zipfile
of quizzes and a list of things to
Wednesday Picture Day, Problem Sets
and their keys. Here is a list of things to
Thursday More graphics,
Articles, bibliographies, and indices . todo
CBLing with Bill Hill
is the Visual classroll from Wednesday
Week 2 -- Maple
Maple basics. The todo for today is two Maple worksheets and three
txt files. Here is the zip
file containing the files. Download, unzip, and load into Maple.
Visual Problem solving with Maple Today we look at topics
in visual problem solving. Here is a
worksheet to start. Save it to d:\chisel\tmpdir and load into
Wednesday Making up Quizzes
and Exams, keeping grades with Maple. Here is the zipfile.
Exporting worksheets to LaTeX and HTLM More Visual problem solving.
Here is a zip
Friday Building books
of worksheets. The Lottery. Here is the zip.
Week 3 -- Building books with
LaTeX and Maple
Making books with
Getting hardware right -- Ken Kubota. Ramp experiments --
Bill Hill. A todo on using your unix accounts (ftp, telnet, elm).
todo on using your unix account (posting stuff to your web page).
Exporting books of worksheets to LaTeX. Here is the zip.
Here is a zip
of the Koblitz I text in worksheet form.
Wednesday A little bit of Perl and
postscript. Here's a zip
Here's a nice Maple worksheet on colors
exported to html. Here's the actual worksheet. colors.mws
and Projects for future workshops. Working with video capture.
Issues of assessment and evaluation -- Joan Mazur powerpoint
Communicating Mathematics: color
of the book of worksheets.