ERIC Number: ED228050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Computers in the Mathematics Classroom. Guidelines for Quality Mathematics Teaching. Monograph No. 17.
Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
This monograph is intended to be a practical introduction to computers for K-12 mathematics teachers, describing and illustrating ways in which computer technology can be used in the teaching of mathematics. It is organized according to the major ways computers are used in classrooms, and includes activities with suggested lesson outlines, BASIC program listings, and a brief glossary. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to computer-enhanced mathematics, with classroom applications in two broad categories considered: (1) computer science, in which the computer is the object of instruction; and (2) instructional computing, in which the computer is used for teaching and learning. The following seven chapters focus on computer literacy; teaching BASIC programming; programming activities for developing concepts; computer methods for problem solving; drill, practice, and tutorial uses; other uses; and resources for educational computing. Programs included are designed to run on most types of microcomputers; for this reason, they do not involve graphic or other features particular to one machine. All programs were run and listed on an Apple II microcomputer, and the collection can easily be stored on a single floppy disk. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Programs, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Microcomputers, Programing
MCTM, Box 16124, Lansing, MI 48901 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.