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Re: Mathematica skill level snippet(s)

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  • 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
> 
> 


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