Electronic Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics



CONTRIBUTED PAPER: 10-C16

College Algebra with Interactive Computer Software

Margo Alexander
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Georgia State University
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 651-2245
Fax: (404) 651-2246
E-mail: MALEXANDER@CS.GSU.EDU

ABSTRACT

Interactive instructional computer software and pedagogical models are offered to students in an open classroom setting. This setting is a reform to the traditional college algebra classroom. Rather than traditional teacher centered lecture methods, class material are presented in StudyWorks files. The use of this type of technology engages students actively in the material. It encourages conceptual learning rather than the rote use of formulas and algorithms.