A Hypermedia Intelligent Tutor for mathematical modelling teaching
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Models have become widely accepted as a means of studying phenomena, but the processes involved in the mathematical modelling formulation are very complex and ill-structured. In this paper, we present a first version of a Hypermedia Intelligent Tutoring System (HITS) for student training in the formulation of optimization models and the problem identification. The system acts as a one-on one tutor helping student to formulate the mathematical model of different optimization problems and to identify the more rational algorithm of solution. The system was implemented on Borland C++ for Windows. Its components are: Hypermedia Problem Generator, Expert, Tutor, Optimization Solver, Student. Step by step the Optima takes you on an exciting session through the world of model building. You will see factories, transport systems, ports and machines. You will hear the motor sound, dangerous signals, and advices.
KeywordsWord Problem Problem Solver Verbal Model Student Model Expert Module
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