Mathematica Is Revolutionizing Mathematics Education
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.