TY - GEN

T1 - Practice with computer algebra systems in mathematics education and teacher training courses

AU - Makishita, Hideyo

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Application of Mathematics

KW - KETpic

KW - Scilab

KW - WASAN

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U2 - 10.1007/978-3-662-44199-2_89

DO - 10.1007/978-3-662-44199-2_89

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84905833731

SN - 9783662441985

T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

SP - 594

EP - 600

BT - Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014 - 4th International Congress, Proceedings

PB - Springer Verlag

T2 - 4th International Congress on Mathematical Software, ICMS 2014

Y2 - 5 August 2014 through 9 August 2014

ER -