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Abstract Title: Making sense of multivariable settings: Discovering Geometric Reasoning with Tangible Surfaces
Abstract: Visualization and geometric reasoning, key components of solving problems in science, are often concepts which students struggle to grasp at the undergraduate level.  Using clear plastic 'surfaces' which have a dry-erase finish, we've developed a tool which can help students discover the geometry behind various multivariable calculus concepts.  Stop by the poster to draw on the surfaces and discuss how these tools could help students understand challenging mathematical concepts needed in upper-division physics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Aaron Wangberg
Winona State University
322 Gildemeister Hall, Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 5074745777
and Co-Presenter(s)
Brian Fisher, Pepperdine University
Eric Weber, Oregon State University
Jason Samuels, City University of New York - BMCC