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Swetz, Frank, Ed.; Hartzler, J. S., Ed. – 1991

Over the past 10 years, national conferences and committees investigating the state of American mathematics education have advocated an increased emphasis on problem solving and mathematical modeling situations in the secondary school curriculum. However, little effort has been made to prepare secondary school teachers to use mathematical modeling…

Descriptors: Algebra, Enrichment Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Enrichment

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Cowles, Mary Jane – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Presents an example of a proof to the mathematical problem of the sum of the cubes of the digits. Provides a Pascal program to search for these results. (MVL)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematical Applications

Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Sciences and Elementary Administration. – 1986

The purpose of this guide is to provide a resource for teacher use in computer mathematics instruction. Although it is not intended to be used as a textbook or a complete course syllabus, the guide does include a set of student objectives which are designed to define the content of a 1-year course in computer mathematics. The major focus of the…

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Course Objectives, Courseware

Eckert, Paul; And Others – 1989

The objective of this presentation is to focus on the use of a hand-held graphics calculator. The specific machine referred to in this monograph is the Casio fx-7000G, chosen because of its low cost, its large viewing screen, its versatility, and its simple operation. Sections include: (1) "Basic Operations with the Casio fx-7000G"; (2) "Graphical…

Descriptors: Algorithms, Computation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology

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Walton, Karen D.; Walton, Zachary D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

Examines the use of the computer to approximate the value of the definite integral normally calculated by mathematical means. Presents four examples using BASIC programs to approximate single and double integrals by numerical integration and the Monte Carlo method. Programs are provided. (MDH)

Descriptors: Area, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Estimation (Mathematics)

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Parris, Richard – College Mathematics Journal, 1991

This article, which is organized around a single, well-known algorithm for root extraction, presents a way of incorporating dynamical systems into the teaching of mathematics. Included are sample exercises using complex numbers and the computer where students have the opportunity to do some analysis on this algorithm. (KR)

Descriptors: Algorithms, Chaos Theory, College Mathematics, Equations (Mathematics)

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Nievergelt, Yves – College Mathematics Journal, 1991

Presented are exercises that demonstrate the application of standard concepts in the design of algorithms for plotting certain fractals. The exercises can be used in any course that explains the concepts of bounded or unbounded planar sets and may serve as an application in a course on complex analysis. (KR)

Descriptors: Chaos Theory, College Mathematics, Fractals, Graphing Calculators

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Thompson, H. Bradford – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Provides a method to use superscripts and subscripts on the screen by using graphics screen modes. Gives two methods and provides a listing of a sample BASIC program. (MVL)

Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs

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Olson, Alton T. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Presents an example of mathematics from an algorithmic point of view, with emphasis on the design and verification of this algorithm. The program involves finding roots for algebraic equations using the half-interval search algorithm. The program listing is included. (JN)

Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics)

Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services. – 1986

This guide is designed to provide teachers with guidelines and suggested activities for teaching a one-semester advanced programming course--BASIC Programming II--for the ninth through twelfth grades. Although primarily oriented toward mathematics, the guide does offer sample applications in business that also address the needs of students with a…

Descriptors: Business Education, Classification, Computer Graphics, Computer Literacy

Burrill, Gail; And Others – 1992

The 1989 document, "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" (the "Standards"), provides a vision and a framework for revising and strengthening the K-12 mathematics curriculum in North American schools and for evaluating both the mathematics curriculum and students' progress. When completed, it is expected…

Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Data Analysis, Enrichment Activities, Evaluation Methods

Knee, David; And Others – 1989

This booklet is the eighth in a series of nine from the Teacher Training Institute at Hofstra University (New York) and contains descriptive information about two courses included in the institute's program. The first course, by David Knee, William McKeough, and Robert Silverstone, is "Discrete Mathematical Models," which deals with…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education

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Egnatoff, William J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991

Fractal geometry is introduced through examples of computational exploration of coastlines, self-similar curves, random walks, and population growth. These explorations, which include the construction of algorithms and the subsequent development and application of simple computer programs, lend themselves to self-directed study and advanced…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Education

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Hughes, Barnabas; And Others – Mathematics Teacher, 1991

Presented is a series of eight hands-on exercises using Apple II computer graphics to investigate the following characteristics of periodic functions: period, amplitude, horizontal shift, and vertical shift. Detailed teacher instructions and the accompanying computer program are included. (MDH)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation, Functions (Mathematics), Learning Activities

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Wood, Eric – Mathematics Teacher, 1992

This article discusses the analysis of a decision-making process faced by contestants on the television game show "The Price is Right". The included analyses of the original and related problems concern pattern searching, inductive reasoning, quadratic functions, and graphing. Computer simulation programs in BASIC and tables of…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications