Volume 7, Issue 3
1999
Computerbased numerical exercises for matrix algebra have several advantages over the
ones in textbooks. Exercise Maker uses MathLink to carry out all the computations involved
in setting up the questions and checking the answers. An interesting approach to the
authoring of exercises is adopted. Each exercise is presented as a collection of objects.
Exercise Maker maintains visual representations of the objects defined as lists in a Mathematica
program. Students interact with the visual representations in order to answer the
questions.
Additional Materials
(If you don't have a copy of Mathematica, you can view the notebook
using Mathematica
Player.)
Kostadin Antchev, Jari Multisilta, Seppo Pohjolainen
Tampere University of Technology
Department of Mathematics
Hypermedia Laboratory
PO. Box 692
FIN33101
Tampere, Finland.
{kostadin, multisil, pohjola1}@butler.cc.tut.fi
