Elliot Tanis, professor of mathematics at Hope College, presented a talk during an international conference in Singapore in June.
The conference, the Fifth International Conference
on Teaching of Statistics, ran Sunday-Friday, June 21-26.
More than 450 statisticians from approximately 40 countries
The conference featured multiple sessions each day
for teaching statistics for students from kindergarten-age
through graduate school, as well as teaching statistics for
people in the workplace and wider society. There were also
sessions on the role of technology in the teaching of
Tanis spoke on Friday, June 26, presenting "Using
MAPLE for Instruction in Undergraduate Probability and
Statistics." His on-going work with MAPLE, which is a
computer algebra system, has included using a spring, 1998,
sabbatical leave to develop new materials for use with it.
His participation in the conference was supported
through the Willard C. Wichers Faculty Development Fund at