Using Simulation as an Integrated Teaching Tool in the Mathematics Classroom
Project Innovation, Inc.
Illustrates how simulation can be used as an integral teaching tool in different mathematics courses. Simulation offers the student a hands-on type of learning which can greatly clarify theoretical methodology in mathematics. The student can explore new dimensions of a concept by introducing different parameters into the simulation model. The use of simulation is discussed in the context of three different mathematics courses, statistics, calculus, and quantitative analysis. Illustrations are provided to show how easily simulation can be performed using several different but popular packages on a personal computer.