By Topic

Work in progress — Integrating mathematical modeling with computer visualization to improve students' problem solving in an introductory engineering course

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Ning Fang ; Dept. of Eng. & Technol. Educ., Utah State Univ., Logan, UT, USA

This paper reports ongoing efforts of integrating mathematical modeling with computer visualization to improve students' problem solving in an introductory Engineering Dynamics course. A special set of computer simulation and animation (CSA) learning modules was developed, implemented, and assessed in an Engineering Dynamics course taught by the author of this paper in multiple semesters. Qualitative and quantitative assessments were conducted, including pre-post tests to assess students' learning gains from the CSA learning modules, and questionnaire surveys and interviews to assess students' attitudes towards and experiences with the modules. The results showed that students made at least 48% learning gains with the CSA learning modules, and that 70%-80% of the students who responded to the survey agreed that the modules helped them build a connection between mathematics and Dynamics concepts.

Published in:

Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2011

Date of Conference:

12-15 Oct. 2011