id: 05836776
dt: j
an: 2011b.00802
au: Wiwatanapataphee, B.; Noinang, S.; Wu, Y.H.; Nuntadilok, B.
ti: An integrated powerpoint-Maple based teaching-learning model for
multivariate integral calculus.
so: Int. Electron. J. Math. Educ. 5, No. 1, 5-31 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: Gokkusagi, Ankara
la: EN
cc: I65 R25 D45
ut: symbolic package; integral calculus; multivariable calculus; Maple; graphic
visualization; tertiary education
ci:
li: http://www.iejme.com/012010/ab2.htm
ab: Summary: In this paper, we present and evaluate a symbolic package based
teaching-learning model for triple integral calculus. The model
utilizes presentation and visualization technologies to assist in the
teaching and learning of mathematical concepts and methods. The key
mathematical concepts and integration techniques for triple integrals
are introduced to students utilizing the animation feature of
PowerPoint display supported by the graphic visualization function of
the Maple software. To enhance studentsâ€™ learning process, a series
of workbooks and symbolic tools are developed utilizing Maple 10 to
guide students step-by-step in their studies. The developed symbolic
tools also enable students to display the 3D integration domain
graphically and to check their calculation results. An investigation
undertaken shows that with the proposed teaching-learning model, a
higher percentage of students achieved a better understanding of the
concepts and a better capacity in evaluating triple integrals with
complicated integration domains, compared to traditional teaching and
learning with no technology use. We purport that our technology model
supports understanding by showing the 3D figures in integration from
different angles, and also facilitates independent learning by reducing
the need to draw these figures by the students themselves.
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