Bringing Reality into Calculus Classrooms: Mathematizing a Real-life Problem Simulated in a Virtual Environment

Olga V. Shipulina, David Harris Smith, Peter Liljedahl

Abstract


The study explores how students, who had completed the AP calculus course, mathematized the optimal navigation real-life problem simulated in the Second Life Virtual Environment. The particular research interest was to investigate whether/how studentsâ?? empirical activity in VE influences the way of their mathematizing.

Keywords


Calculus; Realistic Mathematics Education; Virtual Environment

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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