Computers and Calculators in Math TodayDate: 12/6/95 at 11:44:35 From: Anonymous Subject: Calculators and Computers in Math I am in 10th grade and we need to do a term paper on math, I need to know how computers and calculators play a big part in math today. THANKS! Date: 3/20/96 at 21:28:41 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Calculators and Computers in Math Hi there! Have you finished your term paper? We'd love to see what you found. I hope it went okay. Lots of mathematicians use computers for their work... - browse at the Geometry Center, http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/ where 3D graphics are used to work in math every day (especially see some of their videos, like Inside Out, a computer animation of a sphere turning inside out) - look at the pi page (mathematicians have calculated around 2 BILLION digits of pi with computers) at http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/upi/pi.html - find other related careers at the MAA's What's a Math Degree GOOD for? page gopher://gopher.maa.org/11/student/moms Other interesting things to look at: - Turing's mathematical basis for computer science - calculus reform movements at several colleges and high schools, including programs like Mathematica, or computer labs and graphing calculators in the calculus curriculum People to talk to: - talk to teachers and students who are working for/against calculus reform - talk to people who have seen computers revolutionize mathematics and mathematics education Please do write us again with other questions. - Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum |
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