ERIC Number: ED212480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Applications of the Microcomputer to Existing Mathematics Courses.
Bishop, Thomas D.
The microcomputer and microcomputer systems are viewed as offering a wealth of new opportunities for school mathematics programs, and provide an alternative to time-sharing in both cost and convenience. Four possible sources of suitable software are noted, and the following types of programs are discussed as useful for classroom work: (1) drill and practice, (2) tutorials, (3) demonstrations, (4) computer managed instruction, (5) problem solving, and (6) simulations. It is concluded that microcomputers offer inexpensive delivery systems for teacher-prepared courseware, but are not intended to preempt the use of more classical mediums such as print. This technology is seen to offer both teachers and students new opportunities to expand interest and knowledge. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: BASIC Programing Language; Computer Uses in Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (New Orleans, LA, October, 1981).