ARC: Augmented Reality in Calculus

One of the main problems presented by students in math courses is inadequate spatial thinking. The study of three-dimensional space requires the student to develop visualization skills. Visualization relates to the processes and to the abilities in order to perform tasks that require a mental picture of geometric objects. Visualization also involves geometric operations and/or transformations.

Augmented reality software has been developed specially for multivariate calculus, combining the best of existing graphers with Boolean operations, calculus and augmented reality. Moreover, a set of activities with augmented reality cards are intended to develop visualization skills in this course. The technological tool has been developed by computing science professors whose areas of expertise are augmented reality and video games. The pedagogical activities have been developed by faculty members who have years of experience teaching multivariate calculus,  with the specific intention of developing spatial intelligence and mathematical visualization skills.

Technology plays a key role in enabling the reproduction of three-dimensional images through augmented reality. Augmented reality not only helps the students to acquire and to develop spatial intelligence, but it also can be used as a motivating element. We present a series of cards, each with particular objectives, that can be used to develop activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Was it fun to use the app in class?  73 responses

It was not funny

Créditos/Credits

This is a NOVUS 2015 funded project.

Participantes del proyecto:

Project Participants:

Dirección/Leaders

Dra. Linda Medina
Dr. Moisés Alencastre
Dra. Lourdes Muñoz 

Contenidos Educativos/

Educational COntent

Dr. Gerardo Aguilar
Mtra. Marlene Aguilar
Dr. Martín Pérez
Dr. Lino Notarantonio

Dra. Linda Medina

Programación/Computer Programmers

Dr. Sergio Ruiz
Alexis Matuk (ITC)
Catalina Peralta (ITC)
Arthur Alves (ITC)
Omar Sanseviero (ITC)
Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)

Ludovic Cyril (ITC)

Revisión de la Traducción/

Translation Reviewer

Dra. Rosa María Guadalupe

García Castelán

Diseño de Interfaz/

Interface Design

Diana Ramos (LDI)
Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)
Lic. Zaira Grostieta (LAD)

Supervisión/Supervision

Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)
Lic. Zaira Grostieta (LAD)

Lic. Alejandro Flores Benitez

It was too funny

I recommend this tool to be used in the following Mate III courses.  73 responses

Strongly Disagree

Totally agree

The tool was useful / very useful to understand. 73 Responses

ARC: Augmented Reality in Calculus

One of the main problems presented by students in math courses is inadequate spatial thinking. The study of three-dimensional space requires the student to develop visualization skills. Visualization relates to the processes and to the abilities in order to perform tasks that require a mental picture of geometric objects. Visualization also involves geometric operations and/or transformations.

Augmented reality software has been developed specially for multivariate calculus, combining the best of existing graphers with Boolean operations, calculus and augmented reality. Moreover, a set of activities with augmented reality cards are intended to develop visualization skills in this course. This technological tool has been developed by computing science professors whose areas of expertise are augmented reality and video games. The pedagogical activities have been developed by faculty members who have years of experience teaching multivariate calculus,  with the specific intention of developing spatial intelligence and mathematical visualization skills.

Technology plays a key role in enabling the reproduction of three-dimensional images through augmented reality. Augmented reality not only helps the students to acquire and to develop spatial intelligence, but it also can be used as a motivating element. A series of cards, each with particular objectives, have been used to develop activities both inside and outside the classroom.

Was it fun to use the app in the class?  

It was not fun

Créditos/Credits

This is a NOVUS 2015 funded project.

Participantes del proyecto:

Project Participants:

Dirección/Leaders

Dra. Linda Medina
Dr. Moisés Alencastre
Dra. Lourdes Muñoz 

Contenidos Educativos/

Educational COntent

Dr. Gerardo Aguilar
Mtra. Marlene Aguilar
Dr. Martín Pérez
Dr. Lino Notarantonio

Dra. Linda Medina

Programación/Computer Programmers

Dr. Sergio Ruiz
Alexis Matuk (ITC)
Catalina Peralta (ITC)
Arthur Alves (ITC)
Omar Sanseviero (ITC)
Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)

Ludovic Cyril (ITC)

Revisión de la Traducción/

Translation Reviewer

Dra. Rosa María Guadalupe

García Castelán

Diseño de Interfaz/

Interface Design

Diana Ramos (LDI)
Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)
Lic. Zaira Grostieta (LAD)

Supervisión/Supervision

Lic. Cecilia Silva (LAD)
Lic. Zaira Grostieta (LAD)

Lic. Alejandro Flores Benitez

It was fun

I recommend this tool to be used in Math III courses. 

Strongly disagree

Strongly

 agree

The tool was very useful to understand...  

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