|DERIVE in Mathematics Education Books from Chartwell-Yorke|
|Improving Mathematics Teaching with DERIVE: a guide for teachers B. Kutzler|
|Computer algebra systems are a new generation of mathematical tools. They let you process symbolic data (e.g. formulae, expressions, equations) as fast and accurately as a scientific calculator processing numbers. This makes computer algebra systems the biggest challenge to mathematics education in history. |
This book is an introduction to using the computer algebra system DERIVE for teaching mathematics. The author explains the "scaffolding didactics" as a method of using computer algebra systems for teaching mathematics alongside existing, traditional, curricula. He also develops a contemporary, information technology age, concept for teaching mathematics by discussing the following questions:
* Which established topics can be omitted?
* Which traditional topics require more attention?
* Which new topics may be added?
* Which new classroom techniques can be applied?
* Which new teaching goals should be considered?
The book also gives ready-made recipes for using the system in teaching certain topics, gives tips and tricks for using DERIVE, describes a useful non-documented product feature, and provides a look "inside" computer algebra systems. The book is written for mathematics teachers at schools, colleges and universities.
CONTENTS: Introduction; What DERIVE can do; DERIVE in Traditional Mathematics Teaching; The Future of Mathematics Teaching; Examples for Teaching; Tips and Tricks; Your own system - user defined menus; How Does a Computer Algebra System Work? DERIVE and 250 of history - Quo Vadis? Index.
|Bernhard Kutzler holds a PhD in mathematics, has written numerous publications in the field of computer algebra, and teaches at the University of Linz.|
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