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Teaching-learning tool for integral calculus. (English) Zbl 1200.00027
Summary: We present an efficient teaching-learning tool for multivariate integral calculus. The tool, consisting of a set of PowerPoint slides with Maple animation and interactive Maplets, is developed to help instructors to teach in class and students to learn more effectively. More specifically, the PowerPoint slides with Maple animation help instructors to explain mathematical concepts and methods more effectively and clearly via graphic visualization; while the interactive Maplets provide students with facilities for self-planned learning and self-assessment. Our investigation shows that the use of the tool significantly improves students’ learning outcomes, in particular, the conceptual understanding of multivariate integral calculus.
MSC:
00A35 Methodology of mathematics
97I50 Integral calculus (educational aspects)
97U50 Computer-assisted instruction, e-learning (aspects of mathematics education)
Software:
Maple; Maplet
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