## The Never-Ending Story

### Steven Morics,
Mary Scherer,

Janet Beery,
Michael Bloxham

Portia Cornell,
Richard Cornez,

Allen Killpatrick,Alexander Koonce

Mathematics Department

University of Redlands

1200 E. Colton Avenue

Redlands, California 92373-0999
scherer@uor.edu

beery@uor.edu

killpatr@uor.edu

*Grant Number*: DUE: 9351491

*Grant Number*: DUE: 9551132

The University of Redlands has spent the last seven years gradually
introducing the use of computers into its mathematics curriculum.
Computers are used for generating patterns and examples, for graphing, and
for exploration of concepts, rather than for instruction and drill.
During the past year, computer use has been expanded in several classes.
In particular, during the Fall, 1997 term, students in the abstract
algebra class have used the ISETL programming language to construct the
fundamental concepts of the course for themselves, and to use their
constructions for exploratory activities. All of the mathematics classes
at Redlands, with the exception of Real Analysis and non-majors classes
satisfying general education requirements currently have all their
meetings in one of the three computer classroom laboratories outfitted in
part by NSF-ILI grants DUE-9351491 and DUE-9551132. The department
continues to look for ways in which computer use can enhance mathematics
learning, and is beginning to consider the possibility of introducing
computer activities into non-majors classes. Informational packets
describing computer use at Redlands and containing examples of computer
activities from pre-calculus, calculus, linear algebra, number theory,
college geometry, probability, statistics, and abstract algebra will be
provided.

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