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Ladnor Geissinger
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
E-mail: geissing@math.unc.edu

I am a mathematician and for more than a decade I have been very interested in the uses of computers for learning mathematics and science. From 1989 through 1998 I was the director of math projects at the Institute for Academic Technology, operated by UNC. At the IAT I managed several software development projects. The first built a mathematics expression editor for PC's. We also developed a computer algebra system called MathKit, and several frontends for it. One of these is the Toolkit for Interactive Mathematics which we built for the IBM K-12 ed group. Another is Mathwright (whose chief architect is James White) which provides an authoring platform for writing and using interactive mathematics texts, and math-rich microworlds. With NSF funding we developed the Mathwright Library web site, an online library of interactive workbooks that are free for downloading and use by all. With NSF support we are starting a new electronic journal, building a web library of interactive math modules for learning, with editorial board oversight and peer-reviewing of modules.


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