WIT Press


A Remote Tutoring System For Algebra Enhanced By Mathematica™

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970471

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

990 kb

Author(s)

H. Nishizawa, K. Nakayama, and T. Kanaya

Abstract

A remote tutoring system of algebra, especially for the factorization of polynomials, is described. The system is aimed at improving the calculating ability of students aged between fifteen and seventeen in Kosen (Colleges of Technology in Japan), and serves each student as an effective training opportunity in the field of factorizing polynomials through the well-organized Kosen computer network. The system receives string data sent by the students, determines if the final expression is fully factorized, finds errors in intermediate expressions, and tells the students of the completeness of the factorization and positions of the errors in the given expressions, if they exist. The system consists of a WWW (World Wide

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