# Extending the Class of Mathematical Problems Solvable in School

Kenderov, Petar; Chehlarova, Toni

Serdica Journal of Computing (2015)

- Volume: 9, Issue: 3-4, page 191-206
- ISSN: 1312-6555

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topKenderov, Petar, and Chehlarova, Toni. "Extending the Class of Mathematical Problems Solvable in School." Serdica Journal of Computing 9.3-4 (2015): 191-206. <http://eudml.org/doc/289535>.

@article{Kenderov2015,

abstract = {The problems of practical importance which are considered in school today
necessarily have to lead to a mathematical model that can be solved by
school mathematics knowledge. This includes systems of equations of
at most second degree, some simple trigonometry and/or some basic geometry.
This restricts severely the class of such problems and conveys the
impression that mathematics is not applicable enough. We provide examples of
problems related to practice which are difficult to solve by means of traditional school
mathematics but are amenable for solving (at least with a certain precision)
with the use of software systems dealing with mathematical problems.
We also present the results of an experiment with such problems that were given to
school students participating in the second round of the competition
“VIVA Mathematics with Computer”.
ACM Computing Classification System (1998): K.3.1.},

author = {Kenderov, Petar, Chehlarova, Toni},

journal = {Serdica Journal of Computing},

keywords = {Inquiry Based Mathematics Education; Computer Based Problem Solving; Online Competition},

language = {eng},

number = {3-4},

pages = {191-206},

publisher = {Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences},

title = {Extending the Class of Mathematical Problems Solvable in School},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/289535},

volume = {9},

year = {2015},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Kenderov, Petar

AU - Chehlarova, Toni

TI - Extending the Class of Mathematical Problems Solvable in School

JO - Serdica Journal of Computing

PY - 2015

PB - Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

VL - 9

IS - 3-4

SP - 191

EP - 206

AB - The problems of practical importance which are considered in school today
necessarily have to lead to a mathematical model that can be solved by
school mathematics knowledge. This includes systems of equations of
at most second degree, some simple trigonometry and/or some basic geometry.
This restricts severely the class of such problems and conveys the
impression that mathematics is not applicable enough. We provide examples of
problems related to practice which are difficult to solve by means of traditional school
mathematics but are amenable for solving (at least with a certain precision)
with the use of software systems dealing with mathematical problems.
We also present the results of an experiment with such problems that were given to
school students participating in the second round of the competition
“VIVA Mathematics with Computer”.
ACM Computing Classification System (1998): K.3.1.

LA - eng

KW - Inquiry Based Mathematics Education; Computer Based Problem Solving; Online Competition

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/289535

ER -

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