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Title: Extending the Class of Mathematical Problems Solvable in School
Authors: Kenderov, Petar
Chehlarova, Toni
Keywords: Inquiry Based Mathematics Education
Computer Based Problem Solving
Online Competition
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 9, No 3-4, (2015), 191p-206p
Abstract: The problems of practical importance which are considered in school today necessarily have to lead to a mathematical model that can be solved by school mathematics knowledge. This includes systems of equations of at most second degree, some simple trigonometry and/or some basic geometry. This restricts severely the class of such problems and conveys the impression that mathematics is not applicable enough. We provide examples of problems related to practice which are difficult to solve by means of traditional school mathematics but are amenable for solving (at least with a certain precision) with the use of software systems dealing with mathematical problems. We also present the results of an experiment with such problems that were given to school students participating in the second round of the competition “VIVA Mathematics with Computer”. ACM Computing Classification System (1998): K.3.1.
ISSN: 1312-6555
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