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Myers, Roy E.; Schneider, David I. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Details the features of BASIC used in mathematics programming and provides the information needed to translate between the Apple II and IBM PC computers. Discusses inputing a user-defined function, setting scroll windows, displaying subscripts and exponents, variable names, mathematical characters and special symbols. (TW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Higher Education
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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Zehavi, Nurit – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Describes the processes involved in leading students from the basics of MaxMix courseware to the final investigation. Discusses a mathematical game, number and graphic tasks included in the package, along with invoking meaningful interaction and integration into classroom mathematics. (RT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software
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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
Oates, Kenneth; Barber, S. A. – Journal of Agronomic Education, 1987
Discusses the use of a computer program designed to solve the mathematical model associated with soil nutrient uptake by plant roots and to predict the nutrient uptake. Describes a user-friendly personal computer version of this program. (TW)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agronomy, Botany, College Science
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
Young children are interested in and capable of building a mathematics foundation at a very early age. Computer software allows children easy access to math. This software consists of seven activities for ages two to five years. These seven activities emphasize numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, patterns, problem solving, size, and…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education
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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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Pizarro, Antonio – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Explains the use of the 3-dimensional analytic geometry method to find values for a field geology problem. Gives a description of the mathematical theory for this method which can be applied to data obtained by drilling as well as open surfaces, and a computer program. (RT)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Analytic Geometry, College Science, Computation
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Zazkis, Rina – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 1992
Investigates the mathematical behavior of 30 college students in a problem situation that requires them to find the inverse of a given compound element in an environment of LOGO turtle graphics. Results from interviews indicate that, in searching for the inverse, students tend to invert the elements but not the order. (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics
Nevile, Liddy, Ed. – 1992
Logo programming language was conceived 25 years ago, but in the 10 years since it has made its way out of the laboratory, research has not clarified the role of Logo in education. A conference on Logo and mathematics focused on mathematical and educational issues, rather than on technical issues related to changes in hardware and Logo software.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Conference Proceedings, Cooperative Learning
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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
Olive, John; Steffe, Leslie P. – 1994
This computer software is a tool designed to help teachers help children in grades 1 through 7 construct their own knowledge of whole numbers and fractions. This software is the first in a series of new, dynamic computer microworlds that allow teachers to interact with students and students to interact with each other as they engage in…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Constructivism (Learning), Courseware, Elementary Education
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