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teachingApps is a software package for crowd-sourcing the creation of math & stats-based web apps. The goal of the package is to make teaching and learning complex math/stats concepts really fast and really easy.

In this talk Maj Jason Freels (ENV) presents some of the 135 apps that have already been built into the package and outlines how these apps can be used to:

  1. Present four layers of information simultaneously:

    1. Math/Stats concepts through interactive visualizations

    2. Computer programming skills - with R (Python coming soon)

    3. LaTeX equation typesetting with MathJax

    4. App development using HTML5, CSS3, and Shiny

  2. Integrate into existing lecture materials (in-res & distance learning)

  3. Combine teaching materials from SME’s

  4. Ensure math/stat content is presented consistently across courses