ERIC Number: ED341562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
The Computer as an Experimental Tool in Teaching Mathematics. Dissemination Packet--Summer 1989: Booklet #9.
Hastings, Harold M.; And Others
This booklet is the ninth in a series of nine from the Teacher Training Institute at Hofstra University (New York) and describes the content and the approach of an institute course in which the participants use the personal computer as a personal tool within the mathematical discovery process of making conjectures, testing those conjectures, and verifying results and/or retesting. Pedagogical commentary and appropriate Pascal programs are presented for four topics, including: (1) iterated quadratic maps; (2) fractal geometry with applications; (3) conditional probability as applied to baseball league trends and results; and (4) recursion and induction in sorting routines. (JJK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Discovery Learning, High Schools, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Dept. of Mathematics.; Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. School of Secondary Education.