ERIC Number: ED417992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Use of Computer Software in the Teaching of College Mathematics and Statistics.
High, Robert V.
This paper reports on the results of a survey instrument designed to measure the use of mathematics software packages, as well as statistical software packages in the college classroom. The survey was distributed to teachers of mathematics and statistics at several four-year colleges in Long Island, New York. The survey also measured the opinions and attitudes of the faculty towards the use of computer software to supplement their teaching. It was found that a majority of professors teaching statistics were utilizing statistical packages to supplement their teaching. However, only 21% of the mathematics professors responding to the survey indicated using mathematical software to supplement their teaching. A majority of both statistics professors and mathematics professors indicated they used and required the students to use calculators in the classroom. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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