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Integrating technologies into mathematics: Comparing the cases of square roots and integrals

Kissane, B. (2016) Integrating technologies into mathematics: Comparing the cases of square roots and integrals. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 30 (1). pp. 4-17.

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Abstract

Although the term is often used to denote electronic devices, the idea of a 'technology', with its origins in the Greek techne (art or skill), refers in its most general sense to a way of doing things. The development and availability of various technologies for computation over the past forty years or so have influenced what we regard as important in mathematics, and what we teach to students, given the inevitable time pressures on our curriculum. In this note, we compare and contrast current approaches to two important mathematical ideas, those of square roots and of integrals, and how these have changed (or not) over time.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36383
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