A development of online mathematics inquiry learning system using computer algebra system
Junghyun Seo jhseo@sunchon.ac.kr
Computer Science Sunchon National University South Korea
Abstract
Maple, a CAS(computer algebra system), is a programming language
close to the presentation of mathematical symbols and has data
structure of function, sequence, set, list, array and tables. Not only
it computes simple equation process for scientific calculation, but
also translate mathematical symbols and presentation to recognize their
grammar and meanings. In this paper, we develop a white box type
worksheet to be used for students learning of mathematics such as graph
theory, sort, functions and transform the developed worksheet to XML to
be used in web environment. The XML documents are, then, updated to be
adaptive for students learning. In worksheet setup stage, we
categorized worksheets by 4 steps which are preparation step, study
goal presentation step, main study, the summary and assessment for the
effective learning. Also, using functions provided by Maple, we made
"white box" type worksheet in learning stage to show the process step
for students to understand the suggested mathematics theory. Also, the
system which is consisted with Mathml tags exporting from Maple
functions is unavailable to interact between student and developed
system and to enter the process by student's itself following the
achievement in each study process. Therefore, inserting the XML tags
which is able to support the interaction, we developed online
mathematics inquiry learning system which builds worksheet as above and
updates the exported documents to be able to support interaction.
