Research Projects for Philip B. Yasskin 2023

A 3 semester online Calculus text which is fully hyperlinked,
is highly interactive and emphasizes 2d and 3D graphics and animations.

Free for TAMU and U. South Carolina students.

TAMU faculty, staff and students may access the text at
https://www.math.tamu.edu/maple/maplets/MYMACalc

Others may access a sample of the text at
MYMathApps.com/mymacalcsample
 Grant Award:

TAMU Academic Innovation GrantFall 2018 Cohort
for development of the MY Math Apps Calculus textbook for Calculus 3, 2 and 1.
Sept 2018  Aug 2019, Award Amount: $10,000
 Students Supported:

Luke Hoffman, former SEEMath and Math Circle participant and SEEMath counselor,
Summer 2019.

Carl Van Huyck, former SEEMath participant and SEEMath counselor,
Fall 2019.
 Students Mentored:

Former students:
Van Huyck, Partin, Sarin, Migl, Doe, Milanowski

Undergraduate Students:
Crenwelge, Martinsen, Weihing, Rao, DeHaven, Shung, Yang,
Pochareddy, Mahato, Mohon, Johnson, Frendreiss, Schmidt, Knudsen,
Atanas, Lin, Lowery, Hoffman (from U. Texas), Cahill (from U. Texas)

Middle & High School Students:
Vincent Musser, Shiva Saravanan, Daniel Sprintson (7th),
Bill Wang (11th), Bryan Yan (11th,12th),
Devkumar (Krishno) Banerjee (8th), Leo Solitaire (8th)

Elementary School Students:
Phoenix Miracle (5th), Trevor Johnson (6th), Avek Dongol (5th, 8 y.o.),
Scott Whitman (5th), Jameson Parker (6th)
 Pilot Tested:

MYMACalc 2:
Yasskin in Math 152/152H/172, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017,
Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021
Yasskin in Math 172/172H, Spring 2021 with WebWork homework from Edfinity.com
Dr. Michael Anshelevich in Math 172H, Fall 2020
Dr. Erika Ordog in Math 172, Spring 2021 with WebWork homework from Edfinity.com

MYMACalc 3:
asskin in Math 251/251H/253H/221/221H, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017,
Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020
Dr. Rob Rham in Math 221, Spring 2020 with WebWork homework from Edfinity.com

We are developing ways to use augmented reality to teach translations,
rotations, reflections, dilations and other 3D spacial transformations
to architechture, engineering, geoscience, computer science, science
and math students. Students will hold a Lego model in their hand and a
virtual model will appear on the screen tracking the motions of the
physical model. As this happens, the screen will also display the matrix
transformations which describe the motions.
TAMU Math Circle Apps, 2019  Present (2023),
with Carl Van Huyck.

A collection of Maple bases Applets to help Students Learn Calculus and Other Math Courses,
Ver. 1.0, 37 maplets, released July 1, 2005.
Ver. 1.1. 40 maplets, released Oct 30, 2005.
Ver. 1.2, 94 maplets, released Jan 2008.
Ver. 1.3, 129 maplets, released July 2010.
Ver. 1.3.1, 149 maplets, limited release at TAMU and U. South Carolina Mar 2012.
Ver. 1.4, 201 maplets, released 2016.

Free for students at TAMU and Univ. South Carolina.

TAMU faculty, staff and students may access the text at
https://www.math.tamu.edu/maple/maplets/MYMACalc/M4C/MapletsForCalculus.html

Others may purchase the M4C at
http://www.MYMathApps.com/
Copies sold: 1261 individual copies, 6 site licenses for 1034 students
Used in 44 countries on all 6 continents.

Used at * TAMU, * Univ of South Carolina, * Univ of NebraskaLincoln,
* Univ of Toledo, Ohio, * Tarleton State University, TX,
* Blackburn High School in Blackburn, Victoria, Australia,
* Univ of Arkansas, Little Rock, * Brooklyn College, CUNY, * Medgar Evers College, CUNY
 Grant Awards:

Collaborative Proposal: Maplets for Calculus
NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, Award Number 0737248,
Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI):
Phase 1 (Exploratory Project), June 15, 2008  June 14, 2012, Award Amount: $73,144
with collaborating PI: Douglas B. Meade  University of South Carolina
Program Officer: Lee Zia, lzia@nsf.gov
CoWorkers:
 Debra Geddings, Dept of Math, Univ of South Carolina  Pedagogical Evaluation
 Don Allen (TAMU Math) and Cathy Ezrailson (TAMU Educ)  Pedagogical Evaluation

Collaborative Research: Maplets for Calculus
NSF, Division of Undergraduate Education, Award Number 1123255,
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES):
Type 2 Project, Sept 1, 2011  Aug 31, 2017, Award Amount: $194,413
with collaborating PI: Douglas B. Meade  University of South Carolina
Program Officer: Richard A. Alo, ralo@nsf.gov
CoWorkers:
 Robert Petrulis, EPRE Consulting  Independent Evaluator
 Students Supported:

Matthew Barry, BA May 2014, Designing and maintaining Maplets for Calculus webpage. Maintaining MYMathApps.com webpage. Writing a javascript parser, MathLex, for student input on mobile devices as his Honors Senior Thesis. See http://mathlex.org Employed 2008  5/2014 Continues to work on the project on an unpaid basis.

Katherine Davis, BA May 2015, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Converted Maple code for Maplets for Calculus lessons into Sage code for MYMathApps lessons. Employed 12/14/2011  03/02/2014

Logan Collins, BA May 2015, Converted Maplets for Calculus lessons into Sagebased MYMathApps lessons, including converting Maple code into Sage code, writing HTML5 and JavaScript webpages to replace Java applets and developing the communication between the web page on the client and the Sage server. See the demo pages at http://mymathapps.com/demos/lessons/ Employed 01/18/2012  05/19/2013

Brandon Bordovsky, BA May 2015, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 2012  2013

David Quiroz, BA May 2015, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 05/09/2012  09/18/2013

Travis Lamb, deceased, would have graduated May 2015, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 05/14/2012  12/09/2012

Dmitriy Shatalov, BA May 2016, Wrote maplets for differential equations and complex numbers. Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Incorporating grading and rating features into all 201 maplets. Employed 06/06/2012  2015

Nathan Parish, BA May 2015, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 12/01/2012  10/02/2013

Dawson Deere, High School diploma May 2015, Writing maplets for precalculus. Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 07/08/2013  06/15/2014, and 1/20/16  2016

Don Van Huyck, BA May 2017, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Incorporating grading and rating features into all 201 maplets. Employed 06/09/2014  2015

Ethan Corpus, High School diploma May 2017, Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Employed 08/11/2014  9/2015

Michael Sprintson, High School diploma May 2018, Writing maplets for precalculus. Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Incorporating grading and rating features into all 201 maplets. Employed 08/13/2014  2017

Parth Sarin, High School diploma May 2018, Writing maplets for precalculus. Improved honors student maplets so they were up to the standards of the Maplets for Calculus and could be posted on the web. Designing web pages using HTML5 and JavaScript for rating maplets. Employed 08/18/2014  2017
 Honors Calculus Students wrote first drafts of 216 maplets.
Many have been improved and included in the Maplets for Calculus collection.
A list of contributors is at
https://mymathapps.com/mymacalcsample/Credits.html
 Prizes and Awards:

2008 ICTCM Award presented to Drs Philip Yasskin and Douglas Meade
and their program "Maplets for Calculus" for "excellence and innovation
in using technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics"
at the 20th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics
(ICTCM), San Antonio, TX, March 69, 2008
WebCalc 1 (with Don Allen, Mike Stecher), WebCalc 2 (with Grace Keiffer) and WebCalc 3, 1998  2015.
 Webbased, fully hyperlinked, textbooks for Calculus 1, 2 and 3
Written and viewed only in Scientific Notebook 5.5.
Eventually to be converted to HTML5 and Javascript
This was the inspiration for MYMathApps Calculus
 Grant Awards:
This project was supported by the same grants as the Maplets for Calculus project.
 Students Supported:

David Migl, graduated BA May 2012, Took notes in Scientific Notebook in Calculus 3 class which have become the basis for WebCalc 3. Employed 01/15/2009  05/15/2009

Frederick Doe, graduated BA May 2012, Translated parts of WebCalc 2 from Scientific Notebook to HTML5, javascript and MathJax. Employed 09/11/2009  09/12/2012

Matthew Milanowski, BA May 2015, Translated parts of WebCalc 2 and WebCalc 3 from Scientific Notebook to HTML5, javascript and MathJax. Employed 05/15/2012  09/29/2013

Andrew Crenwelge, BA May 2017, Editing and adding graphics to WebCalc 2 and WebCalc 3 in Scientific Notebook. Employed 05/12/2014  2017
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Last updated March 23 2023.