id: 05511079
dt: j
an: 2009b.00543
au: Fuchs, Karl Josef; Simonovits, Reinhard; Thaller, Bernd
ti: Exciting normal distribution.
so: Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 15, No. 1, 33-41 (2008).
py: 2008
pu: Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
la: EN
cc: U54 K64 C74
ut: CAI; normal distribution; upper secondary; teaching-learning processes;
student attitudes; effectiveness
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ab: Summary: This paper describes a high school project where the mathematics
teaching and learning software M\@th Desktop (MD) based on the Computer
Algebra System Mathematica was used for symbolical and numerical
calculations and for visualisation. The mathematics teaching and
learning software M\@th Desktop 2.0 (MD) contains the modules Basics
including tools for teachers and students and fitting routines,
Differentiation, Integration and MDTools. The homepage of the project
is \url{http://www.deltasoft.at}. MD’s engine is Mathematica. An
evaluation copy of MD is downloadable. After a short introduction
delineating the initial situation, the aims of the project, and the
methodological frame, we describe the teaching process and final
outcomes. First results indicate that computer-based teaching
intensifies the students’ activities, their level of attention, and
their contentment with mathematics.
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