13th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics

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Konferenz: 13th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2008). Bangkok, Thailand.

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Termin: 15.12.2008 - 19.12.2008 Dezember 2008


On the behalf of the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and members of the International Program Committee of the ATCM conference, we are delighted and honoured to have this opportunity to introduce the papers of the ATCM 2008 - "Enhancing Understanding and Constructing Knowledge in Mathematics with Technology". Since ATCM aim is to do just this, there could not be a more appropriate theme for our meeting.

We are fortunate to have presenters from a wide spectrum of scientists and educators, whose presentations and workshops will demonstrate the most current trends in technology for mathematics and mathematics with technology. It is particularly wonderful to have so many participants from South East Asia, and in particular from Thailand. Presented here papers address a very wide spectrum of topics and ideas. We can find here papers concentrating on using computer software in teaching mathematics, papers on using Internet and other tools for online mathematics courses delivery, as well as research papers from pure mathematics where technology was used to produce some new results.

Large part of this book, as well as the conference presentations, is devoted directly to teaching mathematics with the use of Dynamic Geometry tools and Computer Algebra Systems. It is in particular very important to notice how fast things are changing in educational technology. Quite often computer programs that we used for years in teaching mathematics disappear in a matter of weeks and new tools come in a matter of years. All these transformations and transitions make life of teachers of mathematics quite difficult. In this conference we will find a few new developments in technology for mathematics. Some of them are completely new and hot, some other are great and important features added to a well known software. We welcome you all to learn from the authors, get in touch with the newest technology developments and experiment with technology tools during ATCM workshops. We wish you happy hunting for new ideas, solutions, and great personal contacts.

We would like to express our appreciation to the local organizers, in particular to the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology for the enormous task of planning and preparation of ATCM 2008 -- the most enjoyable conference in Asia. We thank also the members of the International Program Committee and external reviewers for their great contribution in reviewing papers.



International Program Co-Chairs

  • Tilak de ALWIS , Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Miroslaw MAJEWSKI , New York Institute of Technology, UAE
  • Wei-Chi YANG , Radford University , USA

International Program Committee

  • Paul ABBOTT , University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Keng Cheng ANG , NIE/ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Kyung Yoon CHANG , Konkuk University, South Korea
  • Jen-Chung CHUAN , National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Ma. Louise Antonette De Las Penas , Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines
  • Gary F. FITZ-GERALD , RMIT University, Australia
  • Shui-hung HOU , Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Masami ISODA , University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Peter JONES , Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Krongthong Khairiree ,SuanSunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
  • Barry KISSANE , Murdoch University, Australia
  • Ichiro KOBAYASHI , International Educational Software, Japan
  • Vlasta, KOKOL-VOLJC , University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Bernhard KUTZLER , University of Linz, Austria
  • Matthias KAWSK I, Arizona State University, USA
  • Ming-Gong LEE , Chung Hua University, Taiwan
  • Hee-chan LEW , Korea National University of Education, South Korea
  • Diem M. Nguyen , The Bowling Green State University, USA
  • Ruben PREISS , Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  • Antonio R. Quesada , The University of Akron, USA
  • Inder K Rana , Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, India
  • Katsuhiko SHIMIZU , Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Tadashi TAKAHASHI , Kobe University, Japan
  • Lu YANG , Guangzhou University, China
  • Yuan Yuan , Chung Yuan University, Taiwan

Local Organizing Committee

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chaungchot Bhuntuvech (Advisor), Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU)
  • Dr. Pornpun Waitayangkoon, The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
  • Prof. Dr. Sompong Dhampongsa, Chiangmai Uiversity
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Kridsada Krudthong, SSRU
  • Asst. Prof. Weera Mahawichit, SSRU
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Krongthong Khairiree, SSRU
  • Assoc. Prof. Chaweewan Kaewsaiha, SSRU
  • Assoc. Prof. Ubol Klongkratoke, SSRU
  • Dr. Rawiwan Tenissara, IPST
  • Dr.Jaruwan Sangtong, IPST
  • Dr.Panthong Gulnartsiri, IPST
  • Dr. Supatra Pativisan, IPST
  • Ms. Chamaiporn Thangton, IPST

Advisory Committee

  • Bruno BUCHBERGER, LINZ, Austria
  • Keith O GEDDES, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Peng Yee LEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Bert WAITS, The Ohio State University, USA


  • Eva Milková, Constructing Knowledge in Graph Theory and Combinatorial Optimization within the multimedia application `Graphs'
  • Adrian Oldknow, ICT bringing mathematics to life and life to mathematics
  • Darel Hardy, Animations That Help Students Construct Knowledge in Mathematics
  • Thomas Banchoff, Totally Interactive Online Teaching of Multivariable Calculus
  • Douglas Meade, Using Maple's Customized Interface to Improve Mathematics Education
  • Nicholas Jackiw, Dynamic Geometry: The Next 10 Years
  • Richard Noss, Expressing Generality: a Computational Approach
  • Antonio Quesada, Laurie A. Dunlap, The Preparation of Secondary Pre- and Inservice Mathematics Teachers on the Integration of Technology in Topics Foundational to Calculus
  • Tilak de Alwis, Integrating Certain Types of Rational Functions without Partial Fractions
  • Miroslaw Majewski, Jiyan Wang, Deconstructing Chinese Lattices with MuPAD
  • Matthias Kawski, From f(x) to xf: Using technology to promote advanced modern mathematical thinking
  • Oh Nam Kwon, Instructional Design of Inquiry-Oriented Differential Equations
  • Lenni Haapasalo, Perspectives on Instrumental Orchestration and Assessment - from Challenges to