"Using Theorema for Mathematical Education"
Bruno Buchberger, Tudor Jebelean*
Research Institute for Symbolic Computation
A-4232 Hagenberg, Austria
The Theorema project implements a sophisticated computing and
reasoning system in natural language presentation and with natural
deduction capabilities, which also has an easy-to-use interface
accessible both locally and over the internet. The main objectives of
the formal training in our system are:
- Language training: learn and train the use of mathematical language for
concise and exact expressing of models.
- Formal models: learn and train how to build mathematical models for
concrete real problems (defining concepts, defining properties, defining and
exploring problems).
- Conjecture and prove: learn and train the formulation of conjectures about
the properties of mathematical objects, prove and disprove conjectures.
The system is based on the computer algebra system Mathematica 3.0 and
is presented to the user in the form of an intelligent environment for
defining algorithms using higher order predicate logic, for
experimenting with them, for proving in various mathematical domains,
and for developing mathematical texts in natural language.