ERIC Number: EJ865973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Our Passion for Optimality
Eriksen, Steven E.
PRIMUS, v19 n4 p396-400 2009
The manner in which we teach, learn, and apply operations research has evolved steadily over the last two decades. Students and instructors alike appreciate the accessibility to technology both within and outside of the classroom. However, with such easy solution finding technology we risk the inculcation of a "right answer" mentality. How do we prepare ourselves and our students for the real possibility of the easy and powerful technology providing us with a wrong right answer? Is the wrong right answer such a bad thing?
Descriptors: Operations Research, Critical Thinking, Learning Processes, Problem Solving, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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