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There were many great presentations in this session organized by Doug Meade (University of South Carolina) and Phil Yasskin (Texas A&M University), and a complete list can be found here and linked from the meeting website. Below we share links provided by a few of the presenters to the slides they used in their talks.

  • MathJax from an Author’s Point of View. Davide P. Cervone, Union College
    Abstract. MathJax allows authors to include mathematics easily in their web pages using LATEX notation, MathML, or AsciiMath syntax, and generates high-quality output using either HTML-and-CSS, SVG, or MathML. For pages with static content, adding a single line to your HTML files is all that is needed to have MathJax process its mathematical content; dynamic pages require a bit more interaction with MathJax. This talk will present an overview of some of the techniques for using MathJax interactively within your pages that include dynamic content, and how to use its configuration options to customize MathJax to your needs.
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  • The Sage Cell Server: embedding live computations in web pages. Jason Grout, Ira Hanson, Alex Kramer, Steven Johnson, and Byron Varberg, Drake University.
    Abstract. Sage ( is a comprehensive free open-source mathematics software system. We will present our work on the Sage Cell Server (, which enables anyone to embed live Sage computations directly into any web page. These computations can easily include 2d and 3d plots, sliders, buttons, and other controls to interact with the computation. You can also use permalinks and QR codes to link to computations from paper textbooks and emails. We will present a number of places these embedded interactive computations are being used, including textbooks, personal webpages, wikis, and a new online database of short Sage examples at We will also show you how you can easily embed interactive computations in your web page with just a few lines of javascript and HTML.
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  • Mobile Math Apps: The Smartphone Paradigm. Barbara Kaskosz, University of Rhode Island, and Douglas E Ensley, Shippensburg University.
    Abstract. We will discuss the demographic trends in smartphone adoption and the implications for education. In addition, we will share recently developed precalculus materials and discuss content, user interface, and the design of assessment tools intended to measure the effectiveness of these materials. Finally, we will discuss the Adobe AIR development process and the ease of portability to other platforms such as Apple iOS.
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  • An Online Calculus Text for the iPad. David A. Smith and Lawrence C. Moore, Duke University
    Abstract. The online textbook, Calculus: Modeling and Application, 2nd edition, published by MAA, is being adapted for reading and interacting on the iPad. The major changes in this adaptation include replacing XHTML pages with HTML, recasting mathematical symbols in MathJax, and replacing use of commercial computer algebra systems with embedded ”interacts” that are processed by Sage. Features of the book will be demonstrated directly from an iPad.
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  • Online Mathematics Pedagogy: MathLynx. John A. Velling, Brooklyn College, and Terrence Richard Blackman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Abstract. MathLynx is the first dynamically generated interactive pedagogy environment. It is purely web-based, relying on multiple open-source softwares: MathJax for presentation of LaTeX, jsxGraph for 2-d graphics, three.js for 3-d graphics, a customized MathDox formula editor for client mathematical entry, all communicating with a server-side Sage engine. With such an array of tools, we have created a cross-linked library of mathematical topics for gateway level courses, incorporating many of the features of other interactive texts, and extending well beyond them. Here we will present a tour of the library, including special features available for instructors and institutions. We will briefly discuss how it has been used and student reactions.
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This post is a reference for resources discussed at Web SIGMAA Business Meeting, Discussion and Reception during MathFest 2012 in Madison, WI.

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