Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

Fostering a Conceptual Understanding in Undergraduate Materials Education: A Multivariable Animated Spreadsheet Approach

  • Scott A. Sinex (a1) and Joshua B. Halpern (a2)
Abstract
ABSTRACT

We describe how students explore materials science concepts using animated interactive spreadsheets. An engaging pedagogy is created in the classroom using spreadsheets in a way that initially camouflages mathematical complexity, which can later be revealed and taught. Use of off-the-shelf spreadsheet software, including freeware makes these spreadsheets universally available.

Copyright
References
Hide All
1.Materials Science Excelets are available for download athttp://academic.pgcc.edu/~ssinex/excelets/matsci_excelets.htm (accessed November 2010).
2.Gabel D., Educational Horizons 81 (2), 7076 (2003).
3.Sinex S.A., Scientific and Algebraic Thinking: Visualizing with Interactive Excel and Nested Styrofoam Cups, in On-Line Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges in Washington, DC (2008). [Online] Available: http://www.amatyc.org/Events/conferences/2008DC/proceedings2008/sinex1.pdf (accessed November 2010).
4.Sinex S.A., Chemical spreadsheet investigations: Empowering student learning of concepts via camouflaged mathematical exploration, in Using Computers in Chemical Education Newsletter, Fall 2007 issue (2007). [Online] Available: http://academic.pgcc.edu/~ssinex/UCCEN_F07/UCCEN_F07.pdf. (accessed November 2010).
5.Sinex S.A. and Halpern J.B., Discovery learning tools in materials science: Concept visualization with dynamic and interactive spreadsheets, in Proceedings of the Materials Research Society Symposium: Materials Education, vol. 1233, 9196 (2010).
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL)
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 1946-4274
  • URL: /core/journals/mrs-online-proceedings-library-archive
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords:

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 2 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 64 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 19th October 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.