ERIC Number: ED239864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Computing and Mathematics. The Impact on Secondary School Curricula. Report of a Conference Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (College Park, Maryland, October, 1982).
Fey, James T., Ed.; And Others
The papers in this report represent the imagination, analysis, and experiences of many people involved in recent curricular studies in secondary school mathematics. It differs from reports that seek broad agreement on conservative, traditional curricula, representing instead the point of view of those working with emerging electronic technology that this technology offers striking opportunities and challenges to reshape content and pedagogy. The introductory chapter considers the potential impact of the new information technologies in relation to mathematics, setting the stage for the other papers. These address the impact of computing on algebra, geometry, calculus, and discrete mathematics and algorithmic methods. A sixth chapter considers prospects and strategies for change in school mathematics. A bibliography is included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Calculus, Computer Oriented Programs, Conference Papers, Educational Change, Geometry, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($7.50 each, 10 or more 20% off list price).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.