Exemplary Reviewed Activity Collection
Based on input from participants at the 2017 Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB workshop, the Teaching Computation community has begun conducting a peer review of MATLAB® based teaching activities submitted via the Teaching Computation in the Sciences workshops and website, as well as those in the existing SERC collections. Members of the Teaching Computation in the Sciences community review activities using a rubric and set of criteria to calibrate reviewer scoring. There are five elements of each activity that get reviewed: computational, quantitative, and scientific accuracy, alignment of goals, activity, and assessment, pedagogic effectiveness, activity robustness, and completeness of the web page for the activity. The activities that score very highly in these areas become part of the Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB Exemplary Collection and are featured below.
Resource Type: Activities
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Virtual Pendulum Experiments & Mechanical Oscillations
Jeremy Riousset, Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne
The pendulum motion is one of the first encounters with the concept of a harmonic oscillator. This activity seeks to complement a traditional, rigorous, theoretical approach with a rigorous numerical model. It ...
Guess the Number Game
Carolina Barriento, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
The purpose of this activity is for students to practice the concepts listed below by writing code that simulates a guessing game between friends. Keywords: Loops, Random numbers, Programmer Defined Functions, ...
Physical Activity and Heart Rates
Jennifer Jordan, Virginia Commonwealth University
This problem is an assessment of several computational methods being pulled together to solve a complex problem for biomedical engineering students. Students need to use mock clinical data to compute whether study ...
Example Bisection Method Problem in MATLAB Grader
Roche de Guzman, Hofstra University
Here's an example of a text book problem in Numerical Methods that was converted to a MATLAB Grader assignment to assess students in a more automated and interactive way. Other problems can be modeled and ...
Static stability: mechanisms and prestress modes
Mettupalayam Sivaselvan, SUNY at Buffalo
Summary: The assignment is about detecting structural stability in a 3D truss by applying linear algebra concepts such as rank, column-space and null-space of a matrix. Outcomes: * Students should learn linear ...
Solving First Order ODE's
Rick Downs, Seattle Community College-South Campus
This assignment is for a Differential Equations course that has students use a computer to solve first order ODE's graphically using slope fields, numerically, and analytically. One part of the assignment has ...
Conduction and Convection in a Fin of Uniform Cross Section
Yuxin Zhang, Washington State University-Tri Cities
Conduction and convection are two important modes of heat transfer. To understand the mechanisms of these two types of heat transfer processes, we study the temperature distribution in a fin of uniform cross ...
Sarah Patterson, Virginia Military Institute
Tactile activities or "tactivities" are one form of active learning that can increase student participation and enhance students' understanding of conceptual materials. In this tactile activity, ...
Exploring hypothesis-driven research using Arduino boards and Matlab
Sara Wilson, University of Kansas Main Campus
In this activity, students explore hypothesis-driven research through the development of an experiment using Arduino Uno style microcontroller boards and Matlab. This project encourages students to develop a ...
Illustrating Theorems from Calculus
Michaela Kubacki, Middlebury College
In this activity, students use MATLAB to create and interact with illustrations of three theorems from Calculus: (1) Extreme Value Theorem, (2) Intermediate Value Theorem, and (3) Mean Value Theorem. The assignment ...