Electronic Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19-22, 1998

Paper C001

Interactive Computer Software in College Algebra

Margo Alexander

Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Georgia State University
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 651-0680

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An interactive instructional computer software model is offered to students in an open classroom setting. This setting provides alternatives to lectures and traditional text books for delivering instructional materials. Class materials are presented in StudyWorks files. The use of this type of technology encourages conceptual learning rather than the rote use of formulas and algorithms. It engages students actively in the material and encourages student experimentation.

Keyword(s): college algebra, software