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Wolfram Interactive resources - free seminar

Posted by Stephen McConnachie

When: 15:30 - 17:30, 24 Sep 2014

Venue: St Andrew's College, Christchurch - Preparatory School Theatre

Fees: FREE - thanks St Andrew's College and Wolfram

Organiser: CMA

Contact: Stephen McConnachie - s.mcconnachie@middleton.school.nz

Join Craig Bauling from Wolfram as he guides us through the capabilities of Wolfram|Alpha, Computable Document Format (CDF) and Mathematica. Craig will demonstrate the key features that are directly applicable for use in secondary teaching. Topics of this technical talk include:

  • Computation with Natural Language Input (no need to teach a programming language to compute)
  • Using open source resources like Wolfram|Alpha and CDF to engage and excite students 
  • Predictive Interface that guides users to appropriate next steps
  • 2-D and 3-D information visualization
  • Creating interactive models that encourage student participation and learning
  • On-demand Chemical, Biological, Economic, Finance and Social data

See this link for a working example of a Christchurch school using the Wolfram Interactive models, in this case the Computable Document Format (thanks St Andrews College for sharing): http://eblog.stac.school.nz/2014/06/23/wolfram-interactive-models-bring-learning-to-life/

Prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required - new users are encouraged. Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 10. This is a great opportunity to get teachers not experienced with  Mathematica involved and excited. 


Mathematica is often thought of as useful for only math, but this training session will illustrate why Version 10 changes the pedagogy of teaching within biology, chemistry, economics, physics, engineering, and a number of other academic departments. The training session will focus on ideas for creating universal examples in Mathematica that can be used by colleagues or students with no prior Mathematica experience.

Check out this map for directions. Signs will be up from the Normans Road entrance.