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In 2001, the Department of Mathematics of Brock University launched in 2001 its new Mathematics core program, entitled Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications (MICA). In addition to all traditional courses, such as Calculus, Algebra, Geometry, that were revised under the MICA guiding principles*, innovative projectoriented core MICA courses were added to the program: first year MICA I, second year MICA II, and third year MICA III. In these courses, students individually design and implement original digital environments about a mathematical topic of their own choice. This site shows selected student projects. We are planning on adding other students' projects in the future. See also Learning Objects developed by the Department of Mathematics.
* See Canadian Mathematical Society Notes article (October 2007) Brock News for further information.
Teaching Projects
These teaching environments are designed for elementary or secondary learners. Our students choose a mathematical topic on their own, and design and implement an original teaching environment related to their topic. These selected projects were developed in the first year course MICA I, or the second year course MICA II, or as a fourth year Honour's thesis project.
Note that the original projects are implemented by students in VB.NET, but for Internet compatibility, they were faithfully as possible converted** into FLASH. To run properly these projects you will need Flash Player 9. Click here to download it.
Honour's Thesis Project
Fantasy Fractions / Fractions Fantastiques 
Second Year Course MICA II Projects
Egyptian Mathematics 
First Year Course MICA I Projects
Negative Numbers 

Money 

Terrific Times Tables 

Hercules and Area 

Exploring the Pythagorean Theorem 

Bedmas 
Exploratory and Application Projects
In these exploratory and application projects, the students design and implement an original environment to investigate a mathematical problem or concept, or to simulate a mathematical application. As for teaching projects, students choose a topic on their own. The environments they implement are meant for university level users that may have been introduced to the definition of the concept that is investigated. Students submit to the faculty a written document with their project that present conclusions based on their observations from calculations performed with their environments. In the following, only the implemented environments are presented. The selected projects were developed in the first year course MICA I or in the second year course MICA II.
Note that the original projects are implemented in VB.NET, but for Internet compatibility, they were converted** into FLASH as faithfully as possible. To run properly these projects you will need Flash Player 9. Click here to download it.
Second Year Course MICA II Projects

Running in the Rain Project Summary (Running in the Rain)



Created by Adam Profetto (2nd year MICA student), MICA II project, December 2005 Project Summary (The Mandelbrot Set)



Rowing (Flash conversion in construction  executable file is temporarily available) Project Summary (Rowing)

First Year Course MICA I Projects

The Structure of Hailstone Sequences Created by Colin Phipps (1st year MICA student), MICA I project, April 2004 Project Summary (The Structure of Hailstone Sequences)



Intervention Simulator 1.1 (Flash Conversion in construction  executable file is temporarily available) Project Summary (Intervention Simulator 1.1)



Encryption Pseudorandomness Explorer Created by Neil Marshall (1st year MICA student), MICA I project, April 2007 
** Thanks to Flash programmers Aleksandar Mirkovic, Chris Roy, and Jeff Chudak under the supervision of Mike Laurence of the Multimedia Production & Innovation Centre at Brock University. The FLASH conversion was funded by the Faculty of Mathematics and Science of Brock University.