Calculus -- Computer assisted instruction
Several years ago an experimental re-entry program for women was initiated at the University of Central Florida. Women with B.S. degrees in Math or Science dating back 10 and 20 years ago were given a review course in Mathematics, primarily calculus, preparatory to subsequent courses in their M.S. programs of study. The complete course is available on tape and many students have viewed it since the course’s inception.
This project involved generation of software for testing the manipulative skills presented in the Calculus review. A skeleton format is presented which demonstrates all the features of the different programming modules being developed. The user has the option of requesting a cross reference between problems which emphasize those topics deemed most appropriate. A series of menus direct the student to subproblems in response to a level of difficulty stipulated. Each subproblem presents the user with a multiple choice of answers. A random number generator is used to assure that the same subproblem produces a different correct answer each time.
Window graphics is used extensively to highlight the important aspects of each problem as well as a choice of graphs relating the variables within a specific problem.
A user’s manual with detailed analytical solutions of all the problems is available to supplement the software.
Klee, Harold I.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Shaykhian, Gholam A., "Computer Aided Supplement for Calculus Review" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4896.