Maplesoft™, a leader in software products for technical education and research, announced today the release of the newest version of its popular testing and assessment tool. Version 7 of Maple T.A.™ provides new options for analyzing grades and gaining a deep understanding of how students are performing.
The new analysis capabilities in Maple T.A. 7 include tools that let instructors view all responses to a single question at once to look for patterns, track progress towards the final grade based on an instructor-defined grading scheme, and incorporate and analyze results from external assignments. Maple T.A. 7 also introduces new palettes that make it easy for students to enter integrals, derivatives, and matrices in natural mathematical notation, which allows instructors to offer a wide variety of questions even to students who are not comfortable with commands and syntax.
“Assessment tools for courses involving mathematics face unique challenges. Our testing and assessment product takes advantage of our years of experience developing mathematical software for education and academic research,” says Paul DeMarco, Director of Development for Maple™ and Maple T.A. “With the new releases of Maple T.A., instructors and students have even more tools available to them to support the assessment process.”
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Maplesoft (maplesoft.com) has over 20 years of experience developing products for technical education and research, offering a solution that applies to every aspect of academic life. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.
Maplesoft’s core technology is the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine, which is the foundation for all of its products, including Maple™, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems; and Maple T.A., a web-based system for creating and assessing online tests and assignments.
Maplesoft also introduced a fundamental shift in technical education through its Clickable Math™ and Clickable Engineering™ initiatives. The idea behind this shift is to create technology that will allow students and teachers to focus on the concepts, not the tool. These initiatives deliver powerful mathematics through visual, interactive point-and-click methods in Maple, while the intuitive physical modeling environment of MapleSim helps teachers to quickly demonstrate the connection between modeling concepts and the underlying mathematical theory.
Over 90% of advanced research institutions and universities worldwide, including MIT, Stanford, Oxford, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy, have adopted Maplesoft solutions to enhance their education and research activities. In industry, Maplesoft’s customers include Ford, Toyota, NASA, Canadian Space Agency, Motorola, and DreamWorks, covering sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, defense, consumer products, and entertainment.