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Graphics calculators and the school mathematics curriculum: Perspectives and issues from three countries

Kissane, B., Leng, N.W. and Springer, G.T. (2015) Graphics calculators and the school mathematics curriculum: Perspectives and issues from three countries. In: 20th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM) 2015, 16 - 20 December 2015, Leshan, China

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, graphics calculators have been prominent in many discussions of technology in mathematics education. This paper describes how they have become part of teaching, learning and assessment in school mathematics in each of three different countries: Australia, Singapore and the United States of America, as well as directions for future use. Critical issues associated with effective implementation of graphics calculators into the school mathematics curriculum are highlighted, including the nature of school mathematics, examination practices, Computer Algebra Systems, the support of teachers and students, curriculum change and development, the focus on learning, dealing with inherent limitations of graphics calculators, school and university differences, future technologies.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Conference Website: http://atcm.mathandtech.org/EP2015/index.html
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30236
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