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Personal technology and the calculus

Kissane, B. (1998) Personal technology and the calculus. Reflections, 23 (1). pp. 28-31.

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The calculus has long been seen as the pinnacle of mathematical endeavour in secondary schools, and rightly so. For as long as most of can remember, algebra and calculus have formed the trunk of mathematics, without which students can progress no further. For the great majority of undergraduates who study mathematics, here and abroad, the first course involves the calculus. In most school systems around the world, the study of the calculus is the jewel in the crown of school mathematics, frequently accessible only to a minority of students in an age group. For many, in fact, the calculus itself is the spectacular jewel in the crown of the mathematics of the past few hundred years

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: The Mathematical Association of New South Wales, Inc.
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