Keywords

Calculus -- Computer assisted instruction

Abstract

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.

Graduation Date

1986

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Klee, Harold I.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering

Degree Program

Computer Systems

Format

PDF

Pages

90 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020307

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