**ERIC Number:**ED210158

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1981

**Pages:**10

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Use of the Computer in Solving Mathematics Problems.

Brooks, Sarah

Computer programing and problem-solving steps in mathematics are viewed to have related concepts. Some heuristics are compared with some suggestions for structured programing. The one fundamental difference between problem solving in general and when using the computer is seen as the computer solution must be finite. The computer is viewed as a useful tool in solving those problems where the method of solution is a finite step-by-step procedure. Many examples of areas of study where the computer would be a useful tool in investigation are identified. It is suggested that teachers who include computer programing in their problem-solving classes may find pupils learn programing and problem solving more quickly and easily than they would learn either separately. (MP)

**Publication Type:**Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers

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**Language:**English

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**Identifiers:**Computer Logic; Heuristic Methods; Heuristics; Structured Programming

**Note:**Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (1981).