## Using CASIO Class Pad
300 to improve finding-approach in mathematics Classes
*Se-ho 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
finding-approach 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 well-supported 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 finding-approach by using
ClassPad 300 with a built-in CAS. In conclusion, the students
educated in the math class which puts emphasize on this
finding-approach tend to understand mathematics more profoundly and
accept mathematics as worthwhile. |