Douglas Lewit

Mr. Douglas Lewit

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19 years, 136 days

Right now I'm taking 500-level math courses at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.  I'm interested in possibly pursuing a doctorate in applied math, but still uncertain about my talent in this particular field.  Right now I'm just taking it one semester at a time.  I love the computational/programming part of math, but struggle with the theoretical part of it, especially some of the more complicated theorems and proofs.  I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University.  I have a master's degree in mathematics, also from Northeastern Illinois University, and I'm also a State of IL certified secondary mathematics teacher.  I've taught at St. Patrick's High School (Chicago), Madonna High School (Chicago), Waukegan High School (Waukegan, IL), the Science & Arts Academy in Des Plaines, IL, Wilbur Wright Junior College (Chicago) and currently teach part-time at Oakton Community College, with two campuses, one in Skokie, IL and the larger, main campus in Des Plaines, IL.

Although I also use Mathematica and occasionally Matlab, I really love Maple.  It's amazing software!  I think I've learned more about mathematics from Maple's Help pages than I have from most of my math professors!  However, the one thing that troubles me about Maple is that most of the books on Maple and Maple programming are kind of dated.  I can't seem to find anything recent.  Most of the good books on Maple were written about ten years ago (or more) and are about an older version of Maple.  I wish I could find something a little more recent, more up to date.

Well that's it for now.  Take care and best of luck to everyone in the Maple community! 

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