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Using MATLAB to Enrich Elementary Linear Algebra Course
Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Weber State University
Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Mathematics, Weber State University Linear Algebra has broad applications in various disciplines, for example, in computer graphics, in modeling biological or social systems, or in ...

Subject: Mathematics

Scientific Computation and Preparedness for Undergraduate Research
Jeremy Loebach, Saint Olaf College
Jeremy Loebach, Psychology, Saint Olaf College As a Cognitive Neuroscientist, I teach a number of lab courses in which students design and conduct empirical studies, and analyze, interpret and display the data. ...

Using Mastery Learning Ideas to Assess Student Work
Thomas Kelley, Northeastern University
Thomas Kelley, Physics, Northeastern University Using Mastery Learning Ideas to Assess Student Work Assessing the skills of my students is the hardest part of teaching coding and/or programming. Assessing a ...

Subject: Physics

Computation in Civil Engineering
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento Most of the undergraduate civil engineering curriculum is spent doing hand calculations based on theories that lead to closed-form and relatively simple ...

Subject: Engineering

Troubleshooting mathematical instruction that includes computation
Morgan Fonley, Alma College
Morgan Fonley, Mathematics, Alma College Among our greatest challenges in incorporating computational skills in math classes is the variability of our students' backgrounds. Because our courses are not ...

Subject: Mathematics

Coding is Thinking
Heather Whitney, Wheaton College (IL)
Heather Whitney, Physics, Wheaton College (IL) Coding is Thinking Most of the courses I teach in our major make use of computation, but they are at different levels, so there are different, but related, challenges ...

Subject: Physics

The importance of programming skills in improving health across the lifespan
Manuel Hernandez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Manuel Hernandez, Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign As the oldest of the old continue to become an increasingly larger percentage of our population, challenges due to ...

Subject: Health Sciences

Challenges of starting on the computer directly
Alexandre Martinez, University of California-Irvine
Alexandre Martinez, Civil Engineering, University of California-Irvine One challenges that I faced was that the students try to code directly on the computer with first thinking about what they need and they often ...

Subject: Geoscience

Students are not unit tests: providing assessment that is fair across students with different types of skills
Benjamin Bratton, Princeton University
Benjamin Bratton, Molecular Biology, Princeton University My main instructional responsibility is in helping teach a course called "Integrated Science Curriculum" a transdisciplinary approach to teaching ...

Subject: Chemistry, Biology, Physics

The programming bump in the night, what are we afraid of?
Jeremy Deans, University of Southern Mississippi
Jeremy Deans, Geography & Geology, University of Southern Mississippi When learning any new skill, there is apprehension. This seems especially true for skills involving mathematics and programming. I tell my ...

Subject: Geoscience