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The graphics calculator and the curriculum: The case of probability

Kissane, B. (1997) The graphics calculator and the curriculum: The case of probability. In: Scott, N. and Hollingsworth, H., (eds.) Mathematics: Creating the future. Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 397-404.

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A graphics calculator may influence the curriculum in three kinds of ways: offering new opportunities for teaching and learning, providing new ways of performing mathematical procedures, and suggesting changes of emphasis and content in the curriculum. Illustrations of these for the senior school probability curriculum are suggested, focussing on simulation, probability distributions and stochastic modelling respectively. The Casio cfx-9850G calculator is used to explore these examples.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Copyright: 1997 AAMT
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