To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-16, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China

Technology for Today and the Future

Hideshi FUKAYA
CASIO Education Technology M.R.D. Center

Wei-Chi Yang
Radford University

Diane Whitfield
Casio Education Technology M.R.D. Center


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. Wei-Chi 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.

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