Electronic Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Houston, Texas, November 16-19, 1995

Paper C004

Explorations in Linear Algebra Using Group Work and Technology

Tabitha T. Mingus

Mathematical Sciences Department
University of Northern Colorado
Ross 3220
Greeley, CO 80639

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The struggle between the utility and beauty of mathematics is a conundrum any instructor must address. In linear algebra at UNC, students explore concepts rich in mathematical relationships and in applications. Using technology to support explorations and understanding is critical. This paper discusses how technology is utilized in exploration and the impact this approach has on student attitudes.

Keyword(s): linear algebra, cooperative learning, software