The Design and use of a macroeconomics simulation using Maple software: A Pilot study

Show full item record

Title: The Design and use of a macroeconomics simulation using Maple software: A Pilot study
Author: Snarr, Hal; Gold, Steven
Abstract: The mathematical models used in intermediate macroeconomics have become increasingly more sophisticated and challenging for students to learn. This paper demonstrates how mathematics software, such as Maple, can be used to design a simulation as a pedagogical aid. The paper proceeds by developing a system of equations to model the economy, simulating the system with Maple, and illustrating the impacts of fiscal and monetary policy changes. A pilot test of the simulation was performed to see if higher levels of mathematical rigor could be introduced in a principles course. The results indicate that symbolic mathematics software can be an effective teaching and student learning tool.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/9933
Date: 2006

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
SGoldArticle2006-.pdf 553.3Kb PDF View/Open

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search RIT DML


Advanced Search

Browse