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ERIC Number: ED452073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 18
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Digging beneath the Surface: When Manipulators, Mathematics, and Students Mix.
Galbraith, Peter; Pemberton, Mike
Undergraduate mathematics courses in Australia, as elsewhere, have for some time been integrating software into their teaching programs. This international trend is stimulated by the increase in technological resources in general and the impact of symbolic manipulator packages. It has been recommended that mathematics departments re-design courses to make the best use of the increased computer power becoming available. This paper examines some of the issues that are emerging as this process unfolds. It focuses on the computer-based undergraduate courses' attitudes towards mathematics and technology. Studies designing attitude scales for use in programs with computer technology, classifying the range of student-generated questions that emerge when learning of mathematical content interacts with a symbolic manipulator environment, and identifying structural properties associated with the Maple environment that can be identified as linking task demand and student success are discussed. (Contains 24 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia