id: 06494836
dt: j
an: 2015f.00311
au: Dixon, Robert
ti: Gove computing.
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 239, 44-46 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: D30 U70 G40 N40
ut: mathematics and computers; mathematics and informatics; computer
programming; accuracy; computer as educational medium; drawing;
geometric constructions; Euclidean geometry; polygons; regular decagon;
golden ratio; numerical integration; differential equations; polar
coordinates; orbits in fields of centripetal acceleration
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ab: Summary: It is often easy for policy makers to criticise the status quo.
But, in computing terms the status-quo is likely to have a life that
can be measured in units smaller than hours. Thus, to set out notions
of future planning and development in curriculum terms, might be
likened to ‘finding the end of a rainbow’. However as the author
suggests, ‘While I do not suppose that programming should be a
compulsory subject for all, I do think that it is a wonderful companion
to mathematics and science’. Taking this as a starting point, here
are well documented examples of using a programming language to develop
a general purpose technical drawing program, together with an
application of computing in numerical integration. Or, maybe
policymakers are working on an approach that best fits the description
‒ “back to yesterday’s future".
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