ERIC Number: ED367532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalized Undergraduate Mathematics with Symbol Manipulating Graphics Calculators. Final Report.
LaTorre, Donald R.
Clemson University's Revitalized Undergraduate Mathematics with Symbol Manipulating Graphics Calculators Project introduced Hewlett-Packard HP-48S graphing calculators into undergraduate mathematics instruction to demonstrate that calculators can be effectively integrated into the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. This document reports the results of that project. The first section gives an overview of the project, identifies its purpose, and provides background information on its origins. The second section is a project description that includes information about the calculators utilized, calculator use, the courses affected by the project, participating students, class sizes, and dissemination activities. The third section provides results summarized in four areas: impact on students, impact on faculty, external impact, and an external evaluator's report. Calculators can be successfully integrated into the undergraduate mathematics curriculum in a comprehensive way and offer the advantages of portability, low cost, the ability to engage students in mathematics, and a changed testing environment. Appendices make up a majority of the report and include lists of project presentations, project publications, and summaries of student feedback from six courses. (MDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.