Tactile 3-D Demonstrations via Cube and Makerbot
Difficulties inherent in representing 3-D objects on 2-D media can present barriers to student understanding of mathematical concepts as they relate to solids. All students, but particularly those who have visual impairments, can benefit from a tactile representation of mathematical objects. Because 3-D printers are becoming more commonplace and can generate a wide variety of objects, the ability to create real hands-on objects is no longer out of the question. The authors will show how tactile 3-D objects can enhance mathematical experiences in Calculus and provide some helpful tips for good quality 3-D printing on Cube and MakerBot Replicator 2.
International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM)
San Antonio, TX
Braselton, James, Lila Roberts, Jarrett Terry.
"Tactile 3-D Demonstrations via Cube and Makerbot."
Mathematical Sciences Faculty Presentations.