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ERIC Number: ED313086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Report from ICAMI: The Institute for Computer-Aided Mathematics Instruction.
Avery, Chris
De Anza College's Institute for Computer-Aided Mathematics Instruction (ICAMI) is a direct outgrowth of the computer-aided mathematics program, in California, started at the California college in 1982. ICAMI focuses on the design and dissemination of effective instructional models for: (1) skill building for more efficient problem solving, focusing on mastering pre-, beginning, and intermediate algebra skills; (2) exploration of mathematical concepts such as limits, differentiation, and integration at the pre-calculus and calculus levels; and (3) simulation and stochastic processes. In the summers of 1988 and 1989, ICAMI conducted three 6-week programs focusing on these models, each accommodating between 10 and 34 participants. The program entitled "Basic Skills in Problem Solving" was designed to help teachers of pre-, beginning, and intermediate algebra to develop a plan to implement computer-aided instruction in their classes and to select a large number of problems, matched with course curriculum and categorized into problem-solving strategies. The program entitled "Teacher-in-Service: Exploratory Model" helped instructors develop a curriculum for the 1989-90 school year that employed the numerical and graphical strengths of the computer to teach mathematical concepts from algebra through calculus. The third program, entitled "Interactive Statistics with Probability," was designed to introduce junior and senior high school teachers to simulation, graphics, and computer-driven interactive activities. Course outlines are provided for each of the summer institutes. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.