The Mathematica Journal
Departments
Feature Articles
Columns
New Products
New Publications
Classifieds
Calendar
News Bulletins
Mailbox
Letters
FAQ
Write Us
About the Journal
Staff and Contributors
Submissions
Subscriptions
Advertising
Back Issues
Home
Download this Issue

Teaching High School Mathematics over a Network with Mathematica

Kenji Yoshida
Konan Boys' High School, Japan

Shinya Ohashi
Kashiwa High School, Japan

Hiroshi Kimura
Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Chikara Miyaji
Tsukuba University, Japan

Many reports studying the use of Mathematica in the teaching of high school mathematics have been published. The majority of these reports focuses on the benefits of using Mathematica in the classroom. For example, the use of Mathematica enables students to perform complicated calculations, make assumptions and predictions based on the results derived from these computations, and then verify their findings. This represents a rather experimental method in mathematics instruction. Before the advent of Mathematica, students who were not proficient in calculations spent a majority of their time performing the computations, and very little time analyzing and processing the results. However, with the aid of Mathematica's computational power, students can now focus on and enjoy the thinking and analytical part of the process--something that is completely independent of their ability to calculate. In this respect, Mathematica is a powerful tool for studying mathematics and especially useful for those students whose strength lies not in their computational capabilities. In this article, we will introduce the networked Mathematica system and how, in its development, we focused on its ease of use in classroom instruction.

south.rotol.ramk.fi/~keranen/IMS99/paper42/ims99paper42.pdf
south.rotol.ramk.fi/~keranen/IMS99/paper42/ims99paper42.nb


Copyright © 2001 Wolfram Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

[Article Index][Prev Page][Next Page]