Influence of Computers and Informatics on Mathematics and Its Teaching

Influence of Computers and Informatics on Mathematics and Its Teaching : Proceedings from a Symposium Held in Strasbourg, France in March 1985 and Sponsored by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction

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First published in 1986, the first ICMI study is concerned with the influence of computers and computer science on mathematics and its teaching in the last years of school and at tertiary level. In particular, it explores the way the computer has influenced mathematics itself and the way in which mathematicians work, likely influences on the curriculum of high-school and undergraduate students, and the way in which the computer can be used to improve mathematics teaching and learning. The book comprises a report of the meeting held in Strasbourg in March 1985, plus several papers contributed to that meeting.show more

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1. Mathematics and the Computer Revolution M.F. Atiyah; 2. Living with a New Mathematical Species L.A. Steen; 3. Checking Mathematics with the Aid of a Computer N.G. de Bruijn; 4. On the Mathematical Basis of Computer Science J. Stern; 5. The Mathematics of Computer Algebra J. Davenport; 6. Mathematical Education in the Computer Age H. Murakami and M. Hata; 7. A Fundamental Course in Higher Mathematics Incorporating Discrete and Continuous Themes S.B. Seidman and M.D. Rice; 8. Graphic Insight into Calculus and Differential Equations D. Tall and B. West; 9. Calculus and the Computer. The Interplay of Discrete Numerical Methods and Calculus in the Education of Users of Mathematics: Considerations and Experiences M. Mascarello and B. Winkelmann; 10. Computer-based Symbolic Mathematics for Discovery K. Lane, A. Ollongren and D. Stoutemyer; 11. Computer-aware Curricula: Ideas and Realization H. Burkhardt.show more