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Mathematica-Based Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Experimental Course

P. Glidden
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Proceedings of STATE '94
Year: 1994
Page range: 529-533

All recent mathematics reform documents have called for improved and increased use of technology in mathematics instruction, both in school mathematics and in teacher preparation programs. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has redesigned one of its mathematics courses for elementary teachers to teach concepts of the calculus using Mathematica. This course, "Experimental Mathematics," is experimental in two senses: it encourages students to perform mathematical experiments using Mathematica, and the course itself is new and, hence, experimental.