ROWAN UNIVERSITY
Department of Mathematics

Syllabus
Math 01.205 Technological Tools for Discovering Mathematics

Catalog Description:

 

Math 01.205 Technological Tools for Discovering Mathematics 2 s.h.

(Prerequisites: CS 01.104 Introduction to Scientific Programming, Math 01.131 Calculus II, and Math 03.150 Discrete Mathematics with a grade of C- or better in all prerequisites)

 

This course will use mathematics-specific technologies to help students discover mathematics and to develop a better understanding of new content. Throughout the course students will become aware of the broad range of mathematics-specific technologies available to mathematicians, become proficient in the use of these, and pursue the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of such technologies. Students will solve problems and advance their understanding of topics in the areas of 

pre-calculus, calculus, geometry, and statistics.

Essence of the Course and Outline:

 

The emphasis in this course will be on mathematics-specific technologies and on the discovery of mathematics using such tools. Throughout the course, students will become aware of the broad range of mathematics-specific technologies available and become proficient in the use of several of these. Some objectives of the course follow:

Required Technologies:

Optional Technologies:

Texts:

   Goldberg, Kenneth, Using Technoloogy for Problem Solving in Middle and High School Mathematics: Investigations Using Scientific & Graphing Calculators, Spreadsheets, & the Geometer's Sketchpad, 2007, Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Hicks, Jensen, Lewis, Exploring Algebra I with TI-Nspire, 2009, Key Curr. Press & Texas Instruments

Ameis, Jerry, Mathematics on the Internet: A Resource for K-12 Teachers, 3/E, 2006, Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall..