ERIC Number: ED407244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for Teaching Linear Algebra. MAA Notes Volume 42.
Carlson, David, Ed.; And Others
This book takes the position that the teaching of elementary linear algebra can be made more effective by emphasizing applications, exposition, and pedagogy. It includes the recommendations of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group with their core syllabus for the first course, and the thoughts of mathematics faculty who have taught linear algebra using these recommendations. Part I, The Role of Linear Algebra, highlights the fact that algebra appears in many places in mathematics and outside of mathematics and in these many places, appears under many guises. Part II, Linear Algebra as Seen from Client Disciplines, presents views of linear algebra from four disciplines outside mathematics: (1) computer graphics; (2) computer science; (3) economics; and (4) engineering. Part III, The Teaching of Linear Algebra, contains articles on "how to" suggestions, general presentations on teaching issues by mathematicians involved in linear algebra, and the views of mathematics educators on linear algebra teaching issues and teaching reform efforts in linear algebra. Part IV, Linear Algebra Exposition, contains four papers that are classified as purely exposition of linear algebraic ideas. Part V, Applications of Linear Algebra, offers instructors six articles on applications which could be of use in the classroom. (JRH)
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.