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

Chicago, Illinois, November 6-9, 1997

Paper C016

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

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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.

Keyword(s): college algebra, computer labs, pedagogy