Combining mathematics and computers : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Green, Gail A. en_US Steinbrunner, Barbara K. en_US 2011-06-06T19:26:05Z 2011-06-06T19:26:05Z 1993 en_US 1993
dc.identifier.other A-141 en_US
dc.description.abstract This computer program is a combination of a few commonly experienced and taught applications of mathematics and a file or "record keeping" system for the teacher. It is written in the Turbo Pascal computer language and concerns proportions, percents, and word problems that include sale price problems, Pythagorean theorem applications, and some miscellaneous problems.The proportions are randomly drawn from a data file of problems, and the percent problems are randomly generated. Once the user has responded to a problem, a randomly chosen statement of praise is displayed on the screen if the answer was correct. If the user answered incorrectly, the correct value is displayed with a randomly chosen encouragementstatement.The main emphasis of my program was upon the word problem section that contains various word problem "shells" for each area. These "shells" determine the type of mathematical manipulation necessary to calculate the answer, but the user can determine what topics the problems concern. Also, the use of the word problem "shells" makes the program more versatile by allowing a wide range of problems of varying difficulty levels to be produced from just a few of these "shells."The "record keeping" portion is for the convenience of the teacher. It creates and manipulates data bases of information. It records the user's performance on the various portions testing mathematical skills. These files can be viewed, evaluated, and manipulated by the teacher.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. ; 29 cm. + 1 computer magnatic disk. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computer science. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ball State University. Honors College -- Theses (B.?.) -- 1993. en_US
dc.title Combining mathematics and computers : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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  • Undergraduate Honors Theses [5928]
    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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