Riikka Nurmiainen

Institute of Mathematics

Helsinki University of Technology

Finland

e-mail: Riikka.Nurmiainen@hut.fi

**Abstract**

The design of a Mathematica-based learning environment for ordinary
differ-ential equations (ODE) is discussed. The ODE package consists of
hypermedia-based information about differential equations and a collection
of different kinds of exercises. The purpose is also to collect data about
the student?s work and behavior during the com-puter sessions using a recording
system created as a part of the package. The data is used for analyzing
the learning process. The final goal is to get more knowledge about appro-priate
ways to use computer algebra systems like Mathematica in mathematics studies.