Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg104704] Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>*Date*: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 06:49:05 -0500 (EST)*References*: <hd0t9u$82o$1@smc.vnet.net>

In my experience the students will rise to the occasion and learn what they need to know in order to get the project done; so, unless they are complete beginners, I don't think you need to worry too much as long as you are around to answer questions. If they are complete beginners, then a couple of hours of lecture followed by hands-on assignments should get them there in short order. Kevin Virgil Stokes wrote: > I am a teacher and am often faced with the problem of how to determine > the programming skill level for some of my students (3rd year > undergraduates in Engineering and Physics). Knowledge of their skills in > Mathematica can be very important for the design of student projects > that require Mathematica. > > I would appreciate suggestions for small segments of Mathematica code > (or perhaps a single segment of increasing complexity) that could be > used to at least get an idea of their skills in Mathematica. You can > assume they would be using Mathematica 7. > > All suggestions, examples, comments, etc. will be welcomed :-) > > --V. Stokes > >