Author(s): J. Gregor & A. Nemecek
pact of Mathematica
on Mathematical Education
J.Gregor & A.Nemecek
Department of Mathematics, Czech Technical University, Fac-
ulty of Electrical Eng., Zikova 4, 166 27 Prague 6, Czech Re-
The growing impact of software products for mathematical education is
widely recognized , ,.
Traditionally, students learn mathematics by
doing it: a big part of engineering mathematics often consists of examples
This might be counterproductive, it rather prevents than helps
Now, with program packages like Mathematica, the
impact on education has to result in rethinking the philosophy of 'problems
and exercises' in mathematical education.
We give some guidelines and recommendations for teachers working now
in an environment quite different of what has been common 30-50 years ago.
1 Early Literature and Mathematical Soft-
At the beginning of this century textbooks had only a limited number of
examples and they conc...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/IMS970241
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