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Re: Fun with Manipulate
On May 26, 5:19 am, Helen Read <r... at math.uvm.edu> wrote: > So I'm retooling some calculus lab assignments for use with Mathematica > 6. And I just *love* Manipulate. For example, have a look at > > http://www.uvm.edu/~cems/mathstat/mathematica/math21/math21X_lab4_zzz... > > In the old version of this lab, which is assigned before we have talked > (much) about derivatives in class, I had the students make a plot on > some relatively large interval, then "zoom in" by changing the domain of > the plot manually and re-executing, until eventually they had something > that looked linear. But now with 6.0, this is just way more fun. > Hopefully this will make them go "Cool!" :-) > > [Don't be put off by the wonky filename, BTW. The students are supposed > to change the "X" to the section of the class that they are in, and the > "zzzz" to their username when they download the file, for ease of > sorting the submitted files on the instructor's computer. (It's > completely paperless, at least in my classes. My students e-mail me > their notebooks, I insert GraderText -- a custom style in the embedded > stylesheet -- and mail the files back.)] > > I'm not actually teaching right now, but am very much looking forward to > using Mathematica 6 with my summer class later in the summer. > > -- > Helen Read > University of Vermont Looks real good. I shot an email to my research partner (who teaches Calculus) and mentioned how nice it would of been to take Calculus with some worksheets in Mathematica. Thanks for posting that.