Acclaimed Math Everywhere Courseware Series Is Now Available
September 30, 1999--The updated Math Everywhere, Inc. (MEI) courseware
series is now available. MEI courseware is the end result of one of the first
significant calculus reform projects funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) in the late 1980s. The principal authors of the courseware
became involved in response to their perception that traditional math
education was not connecting well with today's students. Math Everywhere
courseware now has a 10-year track record of proven success in campus and
distance education. According to a former MEI student, "[MEI courseware]
makes mathematics come alive to me. It is no longer a dry, tedious subject
but one that I can actively explore and play with. It's fun."
MEI courseware presents mathematics through the
vivid, interactive graphics of Mathematica, setting up concepts
visually before technical terminology is presented and enabling students to
learn mathematics more effectively than with any existing textbook,
calculator course, or multimedia, point-and-click, computer picture book.
More than just technology cut into existing text materials, MEI courseware is
written to completely integrate Mathematica from the ground up.
The user-active design of MEI courseware makes it ideal for use in
distance education programs such as the National Technological University, The
Ohio State University Calculus Remote, the University of Pittsburgh College
in High School program, and the University of Illinois NetMath internet
distance education program, which provide learning to students who
otherwise would not have the opportunity. Rural and high school students,
college students with conflicting schedules, and adults in continuing
education for personal and professional reasons can all benefit from Math
The full series now includes the following course offerings: the
award-winning Calculus&Mathematica, Vector
Calculus&Mathematica, and the new Differential
Equations&Mathematica and Matrices, Geometry&Mathematica.