Autonomous use of a computer algebra system for learning linear algebra

García López, Alfonsa and García Mazarío, Francisco and Martín del Rey, Ángel and Rodríguez Sánchez, Gerardo (2015). Autonomous use of a computer algebra system for learning linear algebra. "Global education review", v. 2 (n. 6); pp. 33-43. ISSN 2220-1599.

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Title: Autonomous use of a computer algebra system for learning linear algebra
Author/s:
  • García López, Alfonsa
  • García Mazarío, Francisco
  • Martín del Rey, Ángel
  • Rodríguez Sánchez, Gerardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Global education review
Date: March 2015
ISSN: 2220-1599
Volume: 2
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Keywords: computer algebra systems, competences, orthogonal transformations, linear algebra.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A Computer Algebra System (CAS) can be defined as mathematical software with numerical, graphic and symbolic capacities. Many studies have addressed the teaching of mathematics in a CAS environment. This paper describes a teaching experience carried out in a linear algebra course, for engineering students, with methodologies adapted to the European Higher Education Area. Generic competences such as self-learning, team work or use of technology have been enhanced through autonomous work of students, who had worked in small groups (2-3 students) using a CAS for solving proposal exercises. The experience was completed with a competition which was announced and promoted between the students with the best grades. They developed a project related to a real problem in science or engineering, where orthogonal transformations are used for modelling and solving the problem. A brief summary of the winner project is included in the paper. The experiment proves that technology provides the students with material for enhancing the apprenticeship and improving the motivation.

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Item ID: 44790
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44790/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44790
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2017 17:58
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 17:58
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