Lamp Modules Philosophy and Questions
Using computers and appropriate softward can provide highly effective tools
for promoting active learning, which leads to a deeper understanding of the
concepts. At the same time, this approach should help you develop
confidence in your ability to read, use, and then communicate
linear algebra to others.
Linear algebra has been designated a computer intensive course, and we
will be using Maple along with Lamp in order to satisfy this designator.
During some parts of the class, the class will meet in the computer
lab so that you can work through the Lamp modules on line.
Complete solutions for all exercises that appear in the modules are
provided in viewable sections so that you can get immediate feedback and
monitor your progress in understanding the material.
will circulate to answer questions and engage in brief discussions.
For each Lamp demo that we complete, be
sure to answer the following questions on a piece of paper so that you
are prepared to share your answers with the rest of the class.
- Is there anything that surprised you about this demo? If so
- Is there anything about this demo that confused you? If so then
note which part.
- What are the most important examples in this demo? Next to each
such example (list the equations, matrix, or relevant details),
be sure to explain what they illustrated that you found
important or interesting.
- Other comments?