An experimental course : calculus with computing

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Carolyn Throckmorton Jones (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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William Love

Abstract: It was the purpose of this thesis to report on the development, organization, difficulties, and cost of implementing an experimental mathematics course, Calculus with Computing (Math 133-233). This course was designed to introduce computer programming to first year calculus students. The traditional calculus lectures were supplemented by a computer programming laboratory, in which the students used the computer to solve problems related to the calculus. When Calculus with Computing was taught (Fall, 1972 - Spring, 1973), an experiment was conducted to compare the calculus achievement of students taking Math 133-233 with students taking traditional calculus (Math 191-292). The results and conclusions of this experiment are included in this report. Statistically it was shown that students in Calculus with Computing were superior in calculus achievement, while at the same time they obtained introductory programming proficiency.

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Language: English
Date: 1973
Calculus $x Computer programs
Calculus $x Study and teaching (Higher)

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