ERIC Number: ED196720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Computer Symbolic Math & Education: A Radical Proposal.
Stoutemyer, David R.
This document promotes computer symbolic mathematics and computer algebra as ideal instructional materials for mathematics, science, and engineering students. Further, computer algebra is viewed as appropriate for all students throughout the mathematics curriculum, by serving a vast area of mutual reinforcement and cross-motivation between mathematics and computer science. Some of the problems with most popular programing languages in mathematics instruction are listed, along with many of the obstacles that must be met if a computer algebra language is to be developed and assigned widespread use. Several steps to possible remedies are proposed, and a summary of an educational computer symbolic mathematics system as implemented on the Intel 8080 is included in an appendix. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Algebra; Computer Symbolic Mathematics
Note: Paper presented at the 1979 MACSYMA User's Conference.