
06467643
j
2015e.00974
Kaneko, Masataka
Yamashita, Satoshi
Kitahara, Kiyoshi
Maeda, Yoshifumi
Usui, Hisashi
Takato, Setsuo
Making materials based on TeX and CAS/DGS  reports on CADGME 2012 conference working group.
Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 21, No. 1, 1925 (2014).
2014
Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
EN
U70
U20
R70
college mathematics
mathematics materials
mathematical texts
computer software
computer algebra system
dynamic geometry software
http://www.researchinformation.co.uk/timearch/201401/pageflip.html
Summary: TeX has become one of the most popular tools for editing teaching materials or textbooks in collegiate mathematics education, since it enables usual mathematics teachers to easily produce highquality mathematical documents. Its capabilities for visualization and computation are fairly limited, so that many teachers simultaneously use various software such as Computer Algebra System (CAS) or Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) to generate and display highquality mathematical artworks. In this paper, we discuss the conditions under which the graphics generated by CAS/DGS mostly enhance the educational effect of teaching materials edited by TeX. As a result, the use of a CAS macro package for generating highquality graphics in TeX documents is proposed.