ERIC Number: ED477304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Technology and Problem Solving in Mathematics: Myths and Reality.
The paper will examine the role of technological tools, especially computers, as facilitators and non-facilitators in problem-solving in mathematics education. Examples of problem tasks will be given in each case. The paper will focus on over-generalizations made regarding the power of technology in mathematical problem solving. These over generalizations (which I shall label as myths) will be illustrated by problem tasks and results of the studies that were conducted at the American University of Beirut on mathematical problem solving in schools and out-of school by students and practitioners. The possible long-term effects of technology on problem solving in non-academic contexts are identified and discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Education (July 5-7, 2000, Beirut, Lebanon). p30-37. For full proceedings, see SE 066 766.