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Mathematica-based Package for Studying Ordinary Differential Equations and for Analyzing the Learning Process

R. Nurmiainen
Organization: Helsinki University of Technology
Department: Institute of Mathematics

1999 International Mathematica Symposium

The design of a Mathematica-based learning environment for ordinary differential equations (ODE) is discussed. The ODE package consists of hypermedia-based information about differential equations and a collection of different kinds of exercises. The purpose is also to collect data about the students work and behavior during the computer sessions using a recording system created as a part of the package. The data is used for analyzing the learning process. The final goal is to get more knowledge about appropriate ways to use computer algebra systems like Mathematica in mathematics studies.

*Education > College
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations

Mathematica-based learning, ODE, differential equations, hypermedia, learning process