## Math152, Mathematical Algorithms in Maple, Spring 2012

Mathematical Algorithms in Maple is a one credit, five week, mini-course introducing students to the technical computing language Maple. No prerequisites are required for the course except some mathematical proficiency is assumed. Students learn basic programming techniques such as expressions and variable assignments, control and logical statements, the syntax of the language, recursion, and data types. Students learn to code algorithms such as Newton's Method and Numerical Integration. Students also learn how to use the many plot commands in Maple

Syllabus

Syllabus

## Student Course Survey

Scored on a 5 point scale: 0=Strongly Disagree to 5=Strongly Agree

Course Enrollment: 20

Course Enrollment: 20

Weighted Average5.00 4.94 4.65 4.88 |
QuestionThe teacher was enthusiastic about the course The teacher created an atmosphere conducive to learning The teacher was willing and available to help students outside of class Overall, I would rate this teacher as good |

## Unabridged Student Comments:

“Lori is always prepared and friendly. If she doesn’t have an answer, she’ll find it. Lori is a fabulous teacher :)”

“Lori is awesome, the only thing I would sugest is to not help too much, but overall I learned a lot. It was a fun semester.”

“I love taking classes with Lori. She makes it interesting and easy to understand. She always willing to help and it makes class so much more enjoyable.”

“Really Enjoyed the class!”

“Lori is an incredible teacher. I’ve had bad experiences with computing in the past but now feel a lot more confident in my abilities thanks to Lori’s teaching. Next time, use more effective way to answer questions b/c that became really stressful when everyone was raising their hand maybe consider a list on the board.”

“Wish Math Department had more Advanced Maple or Matlab Seminar. :)”

“Lori—You are super nice, and will make a great professor. My only comment would be to reference where you pulled some of your coding examples, like Dr. Betten’s book for instance, for if someone wanted to see more example or different ways of doing things. This might help some students who are going to go further with Maple in the future!”

“Maple help isn’t helpful, so answering certain questions would be better. Assignment 9 way too hard.”

“You did a great job teaching this semester. You’re enthusiasm and positive attitude were helpful in making the long class periods go by much quicker. Thank you for everything this semester, and good luck with your future goals! P.S. The baked goods were a plus!”

“I really like your teaching style and you are a pretty good cook”

“Amazing enthusiasm/excitement each lab! Helpful at all times. Determine to have us succeed.”