ERIC Number: ED207809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the Computer to Add: An Example of Problem-Solving in an Anthropomorphic Computer Culture. Artificial Intelligence Memo No. 396.
Solomon, Cynthia J.
This document describes how to teach a computer to add numbers using the LOGO programing language. The programing project is described in the way a student might develop it. The model of developing the program uses humans as an anthropomorphic model for the computer, and the computer as a model for people. The document has an unorthodox style, as much of it is in the form of a monologue that reflects a programer's mind who is working on a project. The paper concludes with the goals of the project that were attained and contains suggestions for further extension of the investigation. (MP)
Descriptors: Addition, Computation, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, Computers, Discovery Learning, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Models, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Programing, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
Artificial Intelligence Lab., 545 Technology Square, Rm. 338, Cambridge, MA 02139 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.