id: 06467652
dt: j
an: 2015e.00661
au: Kaur, Manmohan; Wangler, Thomas
ti: Parametric surfaces competition: using technology to foster creativity.
so: Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 21, No. 2, 65-74 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
la: EN
cc: G75 M85 G95
ut: use of technology; parametric surfaces; calculus; mathematical concepts;
creativity; activities; mathematics and art; computer graphic
ci:
li: http://www.researchinformation.co.uk/timearch/2014-02/pageflip.html
ab: Summary: Although most calculus students are comfortable with the Cartesian
equations of curves and surfaces, they struggle with the concept of
parameters. A multivariable calculus course is really the time to nail
this concept down, once and for all, since it provides an easy way to
represent many beautiful and useful surfaces, and graph them using a
Computer Algebra System. Once the students grasp the concept of
parametric representations of curves and surfaces, they can actually
get quite creative, and even draw some very interesting computer art!
In this paper we describe how we lead our students to combine
mathematics and technology with creativity in an interesting way.
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