Adrian Oldknow - Chichester Institute of Higher Education, England
``Why CAS Must Mean More than Symbolic Algebra by Computer (or Calculator)''
Taking examples from pure mathematics (Geometry) and applied mathematics (modeling) the talk will illustrate both the power and dangers of computer symbolic manipulation in problem-solving when used without the other tools associated with CAS (numerical, graphical, etc.) to validate results. (July 14, 10am)
David Stoutemyer - Soft Warehouse; Honolulu, HI
``A Brief History of Portable Computer Algebra''
The presenter has been a proponent of affordable and portable computer algebra for education since the days of the first micro computers. This is an account of some little known and sometimes humorous events along the way. (July 15, 8.30am)
Wade Ellis - West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
``Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire: Mainstreaming CAS into the
The use of CAS in the mathematics classroom is growing exponentially, but where are we on the curve and what is the growth coefficient? This presentation will examine the current status of CAS use and make suggestions about what teachers need to do to support this use and cause it to continue. (July 16, 8.30am)
Josef Böhm - Würmla, Austria
``A Plea for Pure Mathematics''
DERIVE and the TI-92 have opened our eyes to many wonderful applications of mathematics and mathematical modeling. However, we should not do these things and neglect pure mathematics and mathematical reasoning. The presenter will report on projects in pure mathematics done with his class and their ``Adventures in Their Heads.'' (July 17, 8.30am)