An Edge in Education: Advancing Math Courses with Mathematica
Dana Vazzana, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Truman State University
- Easily generate intuitive 2D, 3D and interactive visualizations
- Provides a development environment to build flexible, structured courseware
- Contains a rich Documentation Center, featuring thousands of detailed examples, animations, tutorials and much more
Dana Vazzana, an associate professor of mathematics at Truman State University, integrates Mathematica into every course she teaches. She says using Mathematica with her students creates a dynamic classroom where students gain a deeper understanding of concepts and richer insights into real-world applications of mathematics.
"Mathematica can allow them to get over the algebra and see the theory and actually look at the graphs and say, 'Hey, okay, this is what's going on,'" says Vazzana. "So it's really nice to be able to explain the theory and have them visualize it in such an effective way with the different graphs."