"On the Applicability of Intelligent Computer Algebra Systems
in Mathematics Education"
Maria M. Nisheva-Pavlova (*)
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, "St.Kl.Ohridski" University of Sofia
James Bourchier Blvd., 5
Sofia 1164
Bulgaria
E-mail:marian@fmi.uni-sofia.bg
The presentation emphasizes on the discussion of some features of
intelligent computer algebra systems that make them more applicable in
mathematics education than "classical" ones.
An experimental intelligent computer algebra system named STRAMS is
briefly described. STRAMS can be characterized as a knowledge-based
computer algebra system with the following main features:
- it can solve various types of problems using a set of methods and
techniques traditionally taught in the secondary school and in the
introductory university courses;
- it is able to do a kind of learning and explanation generation;
- it can easily be integrated with other software packages;
- its functional facilities can easily be extended.
These features of STRAMS are analyzed in order to give reasons for
its potential applicability in building intelligent tutoring systems in
various domains of mathematics.