Addison-Wesley Introduces MathXL and webMathematica
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March 18, 2002--Addison-Wesley, one of the world's most respected textbook
publishers, has launched new online calculus tutorials and testing using
technology from Wolfram Research. MathXL for
Calculus is a
web-based program designed to help diagnose students' calculus skills and
to create a personalized study plan for each student based on the
student's test results.
webMathematica provides the long sought-after ability to quickly
easily add interactive calculations to the web and was intended for the
development and deployment of sophisticated intranet and internet sites
such as MathXL for Calculus.
Harnessing the power of webMathematica technology, MathXL for
- Adaptive multiple-choice and free-response questions
- Evaluation of student answers in real time
- Graphical equation editor for symbolic answer input
- Book-specific feedback in tutorial exercises
- Tracked tutorial and test results stored in online grade book
To develop MathXL for Calculus, Addison-Wesley needed the display and
evaluation capabilities of a symbolic computing system online, and
webMathematica was the only tool that met those needs.
made it possible for us to develop algorithmic calculus tutorials and
tests in MathXL and to evaluate the students' answers. Using
webMathematica, we can continue to add capabilities to MathXL to
it remains the best online mathematics testing and tutorial program out
there," said Marlene Thom, Senior Producer at Addison-Wesley.
With MathXL for Calculus, students can get unlimited practice from
algorithmically generated tutorial exercises correlated to each chapter
and section of their Addison-Wesley textbook. Instructors can create
customized tests and quizzes and can view all student test results, study
plans, and tutorial work in the online grade book. Because every piece of
MathXL for Calculus is delivered over the internet, it is also ideal for
online or distance learning courses.
Based on the proven Java Servlet technology and other modern web
standards, webMathematica is fully compatible with state-of-the-art
dynamic web systems, which made it easy for Addison-Wesley to integrate
webMathematica into its existing web infrastructure. "We always
envisioned online and distance education as a perfect fit for the
possibilities of webMathematica," says Lars Hohmuth, Manager of
Marketing at Wolfram Research. "It is good to see forward-thinking
companies like Addison-Wesley be among the first to also grasp and utilize
this unique technology for this purpose."
Addison-Wesley is the number one mathematics publisher for the higher
education market and strives to develop innovative solutions for today's
teaching and learning challenges through text, supplements, software,
CD-ROMs, videos, and the Internet.
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