An online training course in the use of the MIT Mathlets in class, group work, and homework, was produced in collaboration with the MIT Office of Educational Innovation and Technology and with support from the Education Development Center and U.S. Agency for International Development. You can take it yourself by following the "Training" tab above!
A number of short videos showing the use of MIT Mathlets have been posted. There is an Introduction, and demonstrations of Amplitude and Phase: Second Order II Convolution: Accumulation Damped Vibrations Eigenvalue Stability (by Chad Lieberman) Euler's Method Fourier Coefficients Isoclines Phase Lines
Five brand new Mathlets focusing on concepts from calculus of one variable have just been added to this site: Affine Coordinate Changes, Creating the Derivative, Graph Features, Riemann Sums, and Secant Approximation.
I used the Taylor Polynomials in recitation for an undergraduate class in computational methods in aerospace engineering (16.90). The instant graphic demonstration of the concept was essential to conveying the utility of Taylor series approximation to the students. The movie-style functionality was particularly fun for the students. -- Chad Lieberman, February 10, 2010.
As part of an effort to increase student comprehension in 16.90, the Aero-Astro Introduction to Computational Mechanics, Kambourides Fellow Chad Lieberman and Professor Karen Willcox collaborated in the design and refinement of a Mathlet illustrating the eigenvalue analysis of stability of difference schemes. This applet formed the basis for a class on February 22, 2010. […]
In the spring of 2007, a collaboration with Dr. Peter Dourmashkin, Senior Lecturer in the MIT Physics Department, resulted in the creation of a new Mathlet, "Series RLC Circuits". By April the applet was ready for use in the TEAL 8.02 classroom. Dourmashkin found that his students, who used the applet, performed some five points […]