Online Seminar On Undergraduate Mathematics Education

Tuesday, March 07, 2023 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Speaker:  Tim Lucas (Pepperdine University)

Title:  Using Slopes to Enhance Learning in Differential Equations

Abstract:  Slopes is a mobile application with an intuitive
interface, designed to visualize solutions to differential
equations and support active learning in the
classroom. To study the possible benefits of the app,
we implemented group activities using Slopes into an
ordinary differential equations class, conducted
observations and focus groups, and examined final
poster projects on modeling topics. We found that
students used Slopes to visualize solutions, aid in discussion and
cooperation, and demonstrate understanding of differential
equations concepts. This talk will summarize the research as well as
demonstrate how the app is used in a differential equations course.

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