Using CASIO Class Pad 300 to improve findingapproach in mathematics Classes
Seho Han
hanseho@hanmail.net
Bundang high school South Korea
Abstract
There has been the increasing utility and continual development in the field of technical engineering. And that requires the change of thinking from conventional paradigm of "definition theorem proof corollary (and then, perhaps application) to the findingapproach of "problem experiment conjecture (and then, perhaps proof)" and emphasizes that doing mathematics should be fundamentally some creative process involving experiments. It is insisted that Computer Algebra Systems(CAS) should provide the experiment which can infer reasonable and wellsupported conclusions and many alternative solutions of an equation should help the students to develop their understanding of generalization. But, CAS was originally designed by mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Therefore the implementation of CAS into education, especially school scene, is still in an early stage. So this article describes the math class which improves findingapproach by using ClassPad 300 with a builtin CAS. In conclusion, the students educated in the math class which puts emphasize on this findingapproach tend to understand mathematics more profoundly and accept mathematics as worthwhile.
