ERIC Number: ED459081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Using Technology as a Tool in Abstract Algebra and Calculus: The MTSU Experience.
Krishnamani, Vatsala; Kimmins, Dovie
Recently the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University embarked upon the task of restructuring its undergraduate program. An important component of this restructuring was a recommendation for the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process. As a result, technology was rigorously used in the fall of 1993 in abstract algebra and one section of calculus. The authors of this paper were the instructors of these courses, respectively. In the first part of this paper, Dr. Krishnamani discusses the abstract algebra course, emphasizing changes in the method of teaching abstract algebra, the resulting effect on the student learning pattern, and student concerns. In the second part, Dr. Kimmins emphasizes modifications which were made in her approach to the reformed calculus course as the semester progressed. (Author)
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
For full text: http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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