For his Sum98 Institute presentation, John Goebel shared how Mathcad can be used to do and share real math on the Internet. He sends his distance learning students Mathcad files, which they are able to modify and save. They do labs on Mathcad and e-mail John their papers.
John showed how current versions of Mathcad allow you to put links to other files or urls, making them very interactive. From within Mathcad, John uses a link to the Keeling Mauna Loa site for student access to global carbon dioxide data.
John also shared some of the capabilities of Adobe Acrobat Writer for putting math on the Web, as live linkable documents, but even better as high-quality printable documents.
For more on John's team-teaching AP Calculus course, a collaboration with other current AP Calculus teachers, see the NCSSM Distance Learning AP Calculus Web Center.
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