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Abstracts - The Roles of Calculators in the Classroom

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Author:International Congress of Mathematics Education
Description: Abstracts of papers presented in Topic Group 18 of the International Congress of Mathematics Education held in Seville in July, 1996. Online and PDF versions of reports on numerous studies of calculator use in a wide variety of classroom situations. Introduction, by Pedro Gómez and Bert Waits; Discovering advanced mathematics with calculator activities; by John Berry and Bob Francis, Possibilities and fears, by Per Broman; Are graphing calculators the catalyzers for a real change in mathematics education? by Jaime Carvalho e Silva; Much more than a toy: graphing calculators in secondary school calculus, by Thomas P. Dick; The Texas Instruments TI-92 as a vehicle for the teaching and learning of functions, graphs, and analytic geometry, by Gregory D. Foley; Graphing calculators and mathematics education in developing countries, by Pedro Gómez; Mathematical modelling with a graphics calculator, by Fiona Grant; Handheld technology & mathematics: towards the intelligent partnership, by John Searl; Graphics calculators and assessment, by Barry Kissane; Visualization of solutions to certain elementary differential equations on the TI-85, by John F. Lucas; On the impact of the first generation of graphing calculators on the mathematics curriculum at the secondary level, by Antonio R. Quesada; Technology in the IMP classroom, by Lynne Alper, Dan Fendel, Sherry Fraser, Diane Resek; Latin American calculators in mathematics education project: PLACEM, by Patrick (Rick) Scott; Will elementary algebra disappear with the use of new graphing calculators? by José R. Vizmanos; Calculators in the classroom: a look to the future, by Bert Waits and Frank Demana; and The change of the method in mathematics education with TI-82 in Japan, by Shin Watanabe.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Algebra, Calculus (Single Variable), Differential Equations, Analytic Geometry, Graphing of Functions
Math Ed Topics: Calculators

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