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ERIC Number: EJ915333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
A Practical Approach to Inquiry-Based Learning in Linear Algebra
Chang, J.-M.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n2 p245-259 Mar 2011
Linear algebra has become one of the most useful fields of mathematics since last decade, yet students still have trouble seeing the connection between some of the abstract concepts and real-world applications. In this article, we propose the use of thought-provoking questions in lesson designs to allow two-way communications between instructors and students as well as the use of simple applications to motivate learning and keep students engaged. An illustrative lesson for learning matrix multiplication and a lesson for understanding the practical meaning of orthogonal projection that are motivated by applications in image processing are presented along with a ready-to-use MATLAB code for completeness. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A