Teaching and Mathematica go hand in hand for Eric Schulz, a mathematics instructor at Walla Walla Community College. "Mathematica is more than it appears to be to the new user. It's not just a calculator. It's not just input/output. It's a tool where you can express yourself," says Schulz. "I use Mathematica to do all of my writing, in addition to lecture notes and handouts."
Schulz also creates dynamic interfaces in Mathematica to visually enhance every lesson he teaches. He says, "I regularly think about how I can explain concepts visually because I know in the classroom I have students for which that would make sense. And then I can follow up and teach in the analytical mode."