Technology for Today and the Future
Hideshi FUKAYA
CASIO Education Technology M.R.D. Center
WeiChi Yang
Radford University
Diane Whitfield
Casio Education Technology M.R.D. Center
U.S.A.
Abstract
With advancements in technology, we now have many
tools available to assist students in visualizing mathematics. New
styles of teaching are evolving that allow professors to guide students
to explore areas of mathematics with ease that have been difficult
to impossible to explore in the past. We, as mathematics educators,
are living in a very exciting time.
We have seen many beautiful technologies emerge for teaching mathematics
over the past several years. Seeing mathematics come to life was
exciting, but the technology was often times difficult to use and
the learning curve was high. Recently, a new version of a technology
has emerged that is simple to use. With a short learning time, professor?fs
can create live lessons that contain algebra, geometry, graphs of
many types, dynamic links, text and more all in one file. These
interactive lessons can be used to share mathematics with the student
in the classroom and on the web.
This presentation will explore how the newest version (Version 3)
of the ClassPad Manager Software can be used to create phenomenal
lessons for sharing the beauty of mathematics by combining much
mathematical software in one file. In particular, we will share
new ways of teaching topics in algebra and differential equations.
Dr. WeiChi Yang will share files that he has used in teaching Calculus.
The files we share will be available on the web for you to download
and use with your students in the future.
Is this new style of technology that allows the use of much mathematical
software in one file the direction of the future? We think it is
or at least is the beginning of a new direction for mathematical
software. We look forward to sharing our work with you and hearing
what you would like to see happen in the future.
