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New calculator technologies and examinations

Kissane, B. (2000) New calculator technologies and examinations. In: 5th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, 17 - 21 December 2000, Chiang Mai, Thailand pp. 365-374.

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As graphics calculators are mainly devices for student learning, it is important that curricula and examinations are constructed to incorporate them in a coherent way. Three recent developments in graphics calculators are described and analysed to determine their implications for examinations. Symbolic manipulation on algebraic calculators challenges existing emphases in many examinations and their associated curricula. Flash memory allows calculators to be efficiently upgraded, but threatens the equity of students with different calculators or even the same calculator with different capabilities. Developments in memory storage increase the possibilities of students having access to significant text storage during examinations. Suggestions are made for ways of incorporating these developments into mathematics education in equitable and beneficial ways.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Advanced Technology Council in Mathematics
Copyright: 2000 ATCM
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Notes: Appears In: Proceedings of the Fifth Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
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