ERIC Number: ED262989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Activities Using Computers. Activities Made to N-Joy. Monograph #2.
Masat, Fran, Ed.
The emphasis of the activities presented in this monograph is on the mathematics done by students in grades 7 through 12 with the aid of microcomputers. The computer is used as an aid, to calculate, to motivate, to handle information, or to display data. The vital part of each activity is not the computer program listing, but the results of the program, the student's experience with the underlying mathematics, and what the student does with the results. The activities are representative and illustrative of the many ways in which computers are used to present and motivate mathematical concepts and methods, with enjoyment as a key outcome. Some are original, while some are available in the public domain. For each activity, the following format is used: general topic, specific topic, objective(s), description, uses and extensions, and listing. Student worksheets and sample runs are included for some programs. The general topics included are arithmetic, measurement, computation and problem solving, algebra, geometry, number theory, graphing, probability and statistics, computing and programming, and calculus and advanced mathematics. Program conversion suggestions and software references are appended. (MNS)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Developed Materials, Worksheets
AMTNJ Monograph, c/o Fran Masat, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ 08028 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Mathematics Teachers of New Jersey, Vineland.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey