Practice with computer algebra systems in mathematics education and teacher training courses

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Abstract

PISA survey research revealed that Japanese high school students have difficulty using mathematics. Responding to those survey results and aiming at improving this situation, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology created a new subject designated as "Application of Mathematics" in which mathematics is developed with close involvement in culture. The design of the subject "Application of Mathematics" is based on two fundamental pillars: "human activity and mathematics", and "mathematical considerations for social life". In this talk, the author wants to add a new perspective: "Application of Mathematics to Mathematics". Accordingly, the talk will present some examples from WASAN problems of this concept using Computer Algebra Systems (CAS), such as Mathematica, Maple, Maxima, Scilab and R, and TeX documents used as classroom materials through KETpic. The talk encompasses the author's practice in the teacher-training course and high school classes with CAS. This approach is particularly effective for students in the field of geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Software, ICMS 2014 - 4th International Congress, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages594-600
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783662441985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event4th International Congress on Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Aug 52014 Aug 9

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8592 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Congress on Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period14/8/514/8/9

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Keywords

  • Application of Mathematics
  • KETpic
  • Scilab
  • WASAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Makishita, H. (2014). Practice with computer algebra systems in mathematics education and teacher training courses. In Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014 - 4th International Congress, Proceedings (pp. 594-600). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8592 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44199-2_89