The Influence of CAS on
Curriculum and Evaluation in School Mathematics
Kyung Yoon
Chang kchang@konkuk.ac.kr Mathematics
Education Konkuk University KOREA(South)
Abstract
Computers have brought changes in the goals and contents as well
as in the instructional methods of school mathematics: The rapidly
changing contemporary society requires a person with additional
mathematical literacy rather than one with accomplished knowledge;
Since problem solving in ITbased society can be optimized with
technology, the ability using proper technology in problem solving
is required in mathematics education. Computer Algebra Systems(CAS)
are designed and developed primarily for problem solving in
mathematics, science and engineering area and have been widely used
in Korea. But CAS, especially the abilities of symbolic manipulation
make teachers nervous to adopt them in school mathematics because
they worry their possibility of preventing students learning high
school algebra focusing on symbolic manipulation. This study is to
investigate the feature of algebra curriculum with ClassPad300 in
high school and to discuss the perspectives of algebra education
under CAS environment. The focus, content, sample activities and
test items will be provided and discussed.
