Mathematica Is Revolutionizing Mathematics Education

Jerry Uhl
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ten years ago I said, "Mathematica will revolutionize mathematics education." I still believe this, and I will discuss how to put Mathematica at the beginning of the learning process so that students can get the feel of the math as the words go on. Included in the talk will be some of my ideas on why so many professors seem to be afraid of Mathematica.

Jerry Uhl is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a key player in the computer-based Calculus&Mathematica project for almost a decade. He is coauthor of Calculus&Mathematica, DiffEq&Mathematica, Matrices, Geometry&Mathematica, The Mathematics of Nonlinear Programming, and the research monograph Vector Measures. Uhl was also winner of the 1996 AMOCO Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education and the winner of an award for distinguished teaching from The Mathematical Association of America in 1998.