Computer Algebra Systems as the Mathematics Teaching Tool T. Güyer


Güyer T.

World Applied Sciences Journal, vol.3, no.1, pp.132-139, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: World Applied Sciences Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-139
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, feasibility of computer algebra systems, which are more commonly used in science and engineering fields especially in mathematics and physics, is examined in terms of teaching mathematics. Primarily common features of general purpose computer algebra systems and the symbolic computation theory forming the basis of these systems are briefly mentioned. Under the light of various researches stressing the importance of computers in the education process of mathematics, as well as computer algebra systems, various software whose main function was not teaching mathematics was evaluated according to their usage in terms of teaching mathematics and as a result, past usages of computer algebra systems in the field of mathematics teaching, their present situation and their future positions were discussed.