10/14/10 MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
11:00 AM, STARR 138
SPEAKER: Brenda Marshall, Academic Account Executive,
Wolfram Research Incorporated
TITLE: Experience Mathematica in Education:
From Concepts to Classroom to Clusters
This talk focuses on the newest version of Mathematica which provides many new opportunities to integrate Mathematica in the classroom that it didn't provide in the past. You no longer need to teach Mathematica and your course – you can now simply teach your course and use Mathematica integrated within that course without needing to spend time teaching Mathematica as well. Part of the talk will illustrate that concept for you.
You will be able to see how you can use only one tool to do complex computations, generate tests, write journal articles, create presentations for conferences and/or lectures and do everything you need for your research and teaching.
In addition, since Mathematica is probably looked at on campus as primarily useful for only math and/or physics, this technical talk will illustrate why the latest version of Mathematica specifically changes the pedagogy of teaching within biology, chemistry, business, finance, psychology, sociology, engineering and of course math and physics along with other departments as well.
REFRESHMENTS: 11:00 AM, STARR #138