
Re: Speak errors (was Re: audio)
Posted:
Apr 24, 2013 6:16 AM


See interspersed responses: On Apr 22, 2013, at 3:10 AM, Richard Fateman <fateman@cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Historically, experiments at higher educational levels to introduce a > computer algebra system into a math course have resulted in consequences > like this: > 1. Students, on average, resented having to learn "something else" (i.e. > using computer program) that wasn't "on the final".
Simple solution: let students use the computer for all exams, too. (I've done that.)
> 2. On average they learned "no less" than students in the control group > not using computers. But "no more" either.
What, exactly, does that mean? By what standards is this being judged? E.g., when comparing with a conventionally taught control group, does the comparison test asking whatif questions that require simulation or calculations, etc., beyond the normal capabilities of paper and pencil?
 Murray Eisenberg murray@math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 5491020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 5452838 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 5451801 Amherst, MA 010039305

