ERIC Number: ED415101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
An Interactive Text for Linear Algebra. Final Report.
Porter, Gerald J.
This project supported the creation of a computer-based interactive text for linear algebra using guided discovery in a laboratory-based course which emphasized active learning, collaborative learning, and the use of writing. This pedagogical approach had as its goal improved student understanding and retention of the concepts and methods of linear algebra, improved student confidence in using linear algebra in a variety of disciplines, and enhanced student ability to read and write about mathematics. The project report provides an overview of the project, a section that traces the project from problem definition to project conclusion and discusses lessons learned, details on the background and origins of the project categorized by phases, student and faculty reactions to the project, evaluations of the product by its reviewers. An appendix contains a "Mathcad Electronic Book" on a 3.5 computer diskette. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Dept. of Mathematics.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Diskette not available from EDRS.