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ERIC Number: ED436364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-14
Pages: 10
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Some Personal Experiences and Reflections on Technology Use in Applied Mathematics.
Rochowicz, John A.
College courses that are taught without any technology are part of the past. With software that can do almost any mathematics including calculus, traditional teaching, with the instructor as all-knowing, is obsolete. In this paper, a comparison is made between business mathematics courses and general physics courses taught at a small private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Students in both kinds of courses realize the need for technology use in doing and interacting with mathematics. The value of knowing how to do mathematics with and without technology is fundamental to a fuller understanding of mathematical concepts. For schools that have limited budgets, small mathematics departments, or both, spreadsheets are favorable technological tools. Spreadsheets can be used for many of the mathematical concepts taught in business mathematics and general physics courses. A number of activities and learning outcomes that result from the use of spreadsheets are described. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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