**ERIC Number:**ED033868

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**Publication Date:**1968

**Pages:**53

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Introduction to an Algorithmic Language (Basic).

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.

This booklet was written to help the mathematics teacher introduce computers through an easy, problem-oriented language. In Section I, a problem is selected and solved in a manner that builds up the use of the language. In Section II, the language is applied to three sample problems to illustrate further the programming techniques presented in Section I. These problems illustrate three different mathematical settings that lend themselves to computer analysis. The first is from number theory and forces the student to recall precise definitions of certain key mathematical concepts in order to write the necessary computer program. The second is a problem from advanced algebra. The last is from the area of statistics and represents a useful program for students (or teachers) for analyzing data. Related exercises for the reader are given at the end of each sample problem. (RP)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science, Development, Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

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**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.