On Course for Success: Incorporating Mathematica into the College Curriculum
Chris Lee, Roanoke College
- Automatically creates sophisticated interfaces to make lessons interactive
- Includes free resources that jump-start the Mathematica learning process
- Contains Assistant Palettes that provide point-and-click access to more than 300 Mathematica commands
The mathematics department at Roanoke College makes a firm commitment to incorporating Mathematica throughout its curriculum. Associate professor Chris Lee says it's paying off in a big way, and that the key to success is having students use Mathematica from day one.
"The students are a lot more invested in the process," says Lee. "They retain the concepts better because I think using Mathematica all the way through, they're becoming very comfortable with the software and appreciating how it can help them visualize what's going on with their solutions and problems."