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



CONTRIBUTED PAPER: 11-C1

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
E-mail: MALEXANDER@CS.GSU.EDU

ABSTRACT

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.