Electronic Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsNew Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-22, 1998Paper C008Interactive Mathematics on the Web -The Easy Way |
Carl R. SpitznagelDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science John Carroll University Cleveland, OH 44118 USA Phone: (216) 397-4351 spitz@jcu.edu list of all papers by this author |
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Moreover, an interactive environment created in a MathView worksheet can be easily embedded in an HTML document and placed on the web. And even though MathView is relatively inexpensive, viewing a web page with an embedded MathView worksheet does not even require the MathView system! Instead, a plugin that can be obtained for free from Waterloo Maple is all that is needed (in addition to a web browser, of course).
This combination of features makes it not only simple, but also highly cost- effective, to create and deliver interactive web-based mathematics. This paper will show examples of interactive web pages designed to lead students to discover some of the standard theorems of calculus, and will demonstrate the creation of an interactive web page--using tools no more sophisticated than Netscape and MathView.