Maple Learn Questions and Posts

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Have you ever wondered about the people behind the scenes at Maplesoft? What about the students who help design the products?

This week, we thought we’d introduce ourselves. We are some of the co-op students at Maplesoft, who in between studying believe that Math Matters.

I’ll go first. My name is Pleiades, I’m 21 and my pronouns are they/them. I am a product management intern at Maplesoft, working with Maple Learn and Maple Calculator. I'm not a math student, but my favorite thing about math is how expressive its language is. Mathematical equations and symbols can be used to express incredibly complex ideas, and even if you don't understand the sense, you can still read the "words". My favorite thing about working for Maplesoft is the flexibility. I have many different types of tasks, and I’m able to learn so many different things.

Keep reading, and find out more about my fellow students below!

Quality Assurance:

Hello, my name is Matilda (she/her)! I am 19 years old, studying physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo. I am part of the QA team here at Maplesoft, working as a quality assurance analyst co-op. I find math fascinating as it is a broad field that can be challenging, but also invokes a lot of creativity. As I am a new addition at Maplesoft, I am excited to work with the various Maple products.  I am looking forward to meeting new students and individuals, and to help grow not only myself but the company further. 

 

My name is Kat, I’m 20 and my pronouns are she/her. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and rock climbing. I am a QA analyst at Maplesoft, mostly working on Maple 2023. I am a student at UW studying mathematical physics and I would like to also minor in astronomy/astrophysics. My favorite thing about math is the objectivity of it, how there is a set structure and logical solution to any problem. I especially like calculus and trigonometry. I’m excited to be at Maplesoft because I will be learning everything about Maple from the inside perspective, which is used in many 300 and 400-level applied math courses that I will be taking at UW. I also really like the office environment and my coworkers.

 

Development:

Hey, my name is Paul C, I am 22 years old, and I am working as a Web and Mobile developer with Steve Metzger for the next 4 months. At the University of Waterloo, I study Mathematical Physics, though, I love the Computational Mathematics courses I’ve taken at UWaterloo. As for the world of Mathematics, I have always been fond of how everything can be thoroughly proven through basic arguments and logic. I am very excited to be working at Maplesoft, as I have for a long time been intrigued as to how Maple, Symbolab, and WolframAlpha function. So, this position is finally giving me the opportunity to truly explore how such software is developed.

Sales:

My name is Robin, I’m 21 years old and my pronouns are he/him. I am currently working as a Business Operations Analyst at Maplesoft, working with the sales department. I am a candidate of Bachelors of Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University with a minor in Economics and a specialization in Finance. My favorite thing about math is how it is present everywhere. Numbers help us understand world and Math helps us understand the number. My favorite part about working at Maplesoft is the extremely positive culture that we work in. Rather than competing with other people in the department, sales team has a very healthy approach towards work and are always there to help out each other.

 

Content Creation:

My name is Nikolas (he/him), I’m 20 years old and I’m an undergraduate physics student at the University of Waterloo. I’m part of the math content team at Maplesoft, focussing on creating new content for Maple Learn. The thing I like most about math is that while it may be a very objective discipline, it still involves an incredible amount of creativity. My favourite part of working at Maplesoft is the chance to share what I’ve learned about physics and math through Maple Learn content.

Good morning, afternoon, or evening!  I'm Miles (age 23, he/him), and I'm a UW mathematics student majoring in combinatorics and optimization and minoring in biology.  This term at Maplesoft, I work in content development for Maple Learn, which involves creating examples for the Maple Learn Document Gallery, working on special requests for users, and more.  My favorite thing about math is the fact that it is the analytical backbone of so many other areas of research.  You may think of biological research as performing experiments or medical trials, but behind the scenes, data entry and analysis are key to finding valuable conclusions and discoveries.  Biology is my particular favorite, of course, but there are countless fields of study with these mathematical aspects.

I'm looking forward to expanding my skillset and repertoire of tasks at Maplesoft.  This is my second term working here; last term I got my bearings as a content developer and am looking forward to so much more.  More advanced documents and workshops/presentations are on the horizon! :D

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submissions for this year's Maple Conference Creative Works Exhibit is fast approaching!

If you are looking for inspiration, you can take a look at the writeup of the works that were featured last year in this write up in the most recent issue of Maple Transations.

Also, don't forget that you can also submit art made in Maple Learn for a special exhibit alongside the main gallery.

I would appreciate any recommendation on these games and puzzles with maple implementation. The purpose is to inspire the math interest of children (say 16-) . Benefits from the assistance of Maple:

1. Learn and build the habit of math modelling: eg by playing with this n-queen problem - https://www.maplesoft.com/Applications/Detail.aspx?id=154482

Children can realize that, for many problems, modelling is doable for them - question formation in math/programming and finding all the constraints - while solution method is simply a small step if done by computer. This is already a big step forward for them and they may enjoy the modelling process. For more math-eager kids, they may start to explore the documentation behind the solution methods.

2. Learn the art of automatic proof by witnessing the efficiency gain by themselves - I don't think I have to explain such to the community here. I note Doron Zeilberger has collected many in such a spirit on his website.

I have read some in the Application Center (eg under the tag game) and by searching here by the "puzzle". Is there some more systematic collection/books? The applications I have seen is mostly on logical/combinatorial problems. Love to see the games/puzzles under a broader range of math fields good for children.

If you haven’t seen the posts already, the Maple Conference is coming up on the 2nd and 3rd of November! Last year’s art competition was very popular, so this year, not only are we holding the Maple Art and Creative Works Exhibit again, but we’ve decided to extend the art competition to include a Maple Learn Art Showcase!

You may be wondering what math art can be created in Maple Learn, and what the requirements are for the conference. Let’s address the first question first.

The best way to learn what kind of math art can be made is by taking a look at our Maple Learn Art document collection! This collection is in the Maple Learn document gallery, and includes art created by users with different levels of math and Maple Learn knowledge.