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Change Your Perspective on the History of Mathematics with These Eight Learning Journeys

Amid COVID’s first wave, I had the privilege to join forces with Eric Weisstein and his team at Wolfram Research to create the History of Mathematics Project, a virtual interactive gallery highlighting physical artifacts that are important to the history of mathematics, for the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City. Most of my mandatory confinement at home was spent navigating through online collections from world-class museums, locating outstanding mathematical artifacts and creating interactive and computational explanations for them.
Education & Academic

A New Way to Ask Wolfram|Alpha Questions with Math Input

We are excited to talk about a feature we released this summer that we call Math Input. We’ve had many requests to add this feature to the site, and after a lot of hard work from multiple teams, we’re ready to share it with you. Head over to Wolfram|Alpha to see it for yourself:
Education & Academic

Using Neural Networks to Boost Student Learning in Chemistry

I attended the Wolfram Neural Networks Boot Camp 2020, and that inspired me to incorporate elements of data science and machine learning in my course. The helper functions for machine learning make it quite easy to experiment and introduce such applications to students. We chose to perform image recognition and classification problems that are routinely used to initiate the topics of both neural networks and machine learning.
Education & Academic

Get Ready for College or University with the Early Access for Students Program

Are you planning to start university or college next year? If you’re anything like me, making that next step in your education can be a daunting prospect. Some of you might be worried about being able to keep up with your new classmates, others about maintaining a position at the top of the class—and plenty of you probably fall somewhere in the middle.

Education & Academic

Wolfram Education Site Licenses Now Include Single Sign-On

In late 2020, Wolfram first made single sign-on (SSO) available to campuses with unlimited site licenses, providing a convenient way for all faculty, staff and students to use their campus credentials to log in to Mathematica Online and other browser-based Wolfram products. Even during the middle of an academic year, dozens of campuses successfully tested and rolled out this first phase of SSO. Several campuses implemented SSO right away to reduce admin time as students graduated and were no longer under the umbrella of the school’s site-licensed products.