education mathematics Computer Algebra Systems (CAS)
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Proceedings of the National Conference on "Education and Research in the Information Society", Plovdiv, May, 2016, 053p-062p
The objective of the study is the mathematics and IT competence of the students in
engineering profiles. The subject of the study is the incorporation of CAS and cloud
technologies in training university students aimed to avoid the heavy routine calculations.
This approach allows to put the stress on the qualitative aspects of mathematics applications.
The new educational paradigm stated is that mathematics education should be oriented to
the application of CAS in solving problems. The crucial point is the elaboration of the CAS –
syntax knowledge and the ability to interpret the outcomes of CAS based solutions. A didactic
model of computer-supported education is designed. The model was approbated in several
didactic scenarios in „Numerical Methods“ for the courses „Higher Mathematics 3“ and
„Applied Mathematics“, using web-based teaching materials for training and test control.
Report published in the Proceedings of the National Conference on "Education
and Research in the Information Society", Plovdiv, May, 2016