Computers and Mathematical Philosophies in Educational Trends
Mohammad Khadivi, Jackson Sate University, United States
JCMST Volume 25, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this article is five-fold:
1.to elaborate on mathematical pedagogy, the application of mathematics, the misunderstanding and the myth around this powerful language; 2.to explain the differences between theoretical solutions and constructive solutions; 3.to explain the influence of technology and its pivotal—in many cases, indispensable—role in teaching, and research, and solving real-world problems; 4.to give examples that show the failure of technology to solve several well-posed problems that possess (constructive) solutions, and to give examples indicating that widely-used software sometimes provides the wrong answer; and 5.to discuss the misuse of technology in teaching mathematics, a trend that unfortunately will have adverse effects on learning mathematics.
Khadivi, M. (2006). Computers and Mathematical Philosophies in Educational Trends. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(3), 239-250. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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