Animating an equation: a guide to using FLASH in mathematics education
Abstract:Macromedia's FLASH development system can be a great tool for mathematics education. This article presents detailed Flash tutorials that were developed and taught by the author to a group of mathematics professors in a summer course in 2005. The objective was to educate the teachers in the techniques of animating equations and mathematical concepts in Flash. The course was followed by a 2-year study to assess the acceptance of the technology by the teachers and to gauge its effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics education. The results of that 2-year study are also reported here.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
Publication date: July 1, 2008