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Students and Mathematica: Tweaking Mathematica for a Calculus Laboratory

J. Costango
B. Tesman

Leon Hall
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Mathematica in Education
Year: 1993
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Page range: 25-30

Mathematica is an impressive piece of software, and the range of things which can be done with it is one of its strengths, especially for researchers. In an educational setting, however, Mathematica's generality and comprehensiveness can be intimidating to students. This is a problem faced by anyone who uses Mathematica in an undergraduate course/ The following article by John Costango and Barry Tesman is the result of a student project at Dickinson College, and describes how parts of Mathematica can be modified to be more suitable for classroom instruction.

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