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

International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP). 2013;3(1):29-35 DOI 10.3991/ijep.v3i1.2337


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Journal Title: International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)

ISSN: 2192-4880 (Print)

Publisher: International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Kassel University Press

LCC Subject Category: Education: Special aspects of education | Education: Theory and practice of education

Country of publisher: Germany

Language of fulltext: English

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Olga V. Shipulina

David Harris Smith

Peter Liljedahl


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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 students’ empirical activity in VE influences the way of their mathematizing.