Adaptive Learning Module for Mathematical Functions

Advanced technology drives the U.S. economy. Ultimately, development of advanced technology depends on the ability to exploit the vast body of already codified mathematical and scientific knowledge, and also to incorporate advances as they occur. The objective of this project is to construct a prototype Adaptive Learning Module for Mathematical Functions (ALMMF). The ALMMF will be intimately connected to a new framework, called the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF), which is under active development as a fundamental new component of the professional scientific infrastructure, and as a foundation upon which to build highly interactive Web-based modules for pedagogical as well as professional purposes in a wide variety of specialized settings. The DLMF will meet the rigorous criteria for acceptance as NIST Standard Reference Data, and the ALMMF will demonstrate some of the ways that resources like the DLMF can be used to help meet the needs of students, trainers and educators for a modern learning system in the field of mathematical functions.