Comprehensive lessons plans with dozens of hands-on activities for teaching the fundamentals of programming with MATLAB, while making music with sensors and an Arduino board. (Recommended for ages 10+)
Lecture slides, videos, and homework assignments for instruction on the MATLAB desktop, variables, script files, plots, conditional statements, loops, arrays, and good programming practices
Lessons, videos, and group discussions to conduct a hands-on workshop on learning mobile robotics for students using the Arduino-based robot MiniQ 2WD. (Recommended for ages 10+)
Collection of 10 fun tasks to engage and teach students mathematical concepts including analyzing the perfect basketball shot, cracking secret messages and helping stranded astronauts back home.
A downloadable book with accompanying code files from a course on modeling and simulation of engineering systems which span over electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical domains. (Recommended for ages 16+).
Lessons and Examples
Examples and code for many ways to display data graphically in MATLAB:
- Line plot
- Function plot
- Contour plot
- Scatter plot
- 3D plot
Tutorial and guide for developing GUIs including:
- Graphics components
- Moving objects
- Examples with code
Lecture slides, videos, and exercises, covering topics including:
- Basic descriptive statistics
- Data presentation
Engineering, Science, and Physics
Students use a hurricane tracking map to measure the distance of the eye of a hurricane to a city. Then they analyze MATLAB code that uses the distance formula repetitively to generate a table of data that tracks a hurricane at specific time intervals – a helpful approach for a dynamic situation like tracking storm movements.
Students learn about the trade-off between speed and torque when designing gear ratios. Student teams are challenged to design a gear set that will lift a given load at the fastest speed possible using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and MATLAB.
MATLAB exercises covering topics including:
- Simple harmonic motion
- Damped vibrations
- RC circuits
- Resultant force
MATLAB app for designing and exploring planar truss structures in physics, math, and engineering courses. Download includes:
- Truss app
- 4 sample problems
- 3 video tutorials
Student groups act as aerospace engineering teams competing to create linear equations to guide space shuttles safely through obstacles generated by this modeling game created with MATLAB.
Lecture slides and problem sets covering topics including:
- Numerical differentiation
- Numerical integration
- Max/min problems
MATLAB app with 20 interactive STEM examples for exploring mathematical concepts including:
- Fibonacci numbers
- Shallow water equations
- Morse code
MATLAB app for visualizing integrals in an introductory calculus course.
Challenge your students with precalculus problems using MATLAB and Cody. Developed by a former high school teacher. Problems include:
- Length of a hypotenuse
- Dimensions of a rectangle
- Side of a rhombus
Projects for writing MATLAB programs to develop games including:
- Connect Four
- Card and dice games
Computer Programming with MATLAB is an introductory programming electronic textbook that illustrates general computer science and programming concepts with MATLAB. It assumes no background in mathematics that is not part of standard high school curricula.
Thinking Like an Engineer takes an active learning approach for a first course in engineering, covering basic engineering concepts and applying these concepts using MATLAB.
MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving teaches basic programming concepts including an introduction to MATLAB, vectors and matrices, loops, data structures, and file input and output.