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ERIC Number: ED480463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-23
Pages: 34
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The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority Mathematical Methods Computer Algebra Pilot Study and Examinations.
Leigh-Lancaster, David
Computer algebra systems (CAS) have now become much more readily accessible for use in secondary school mathematics on both hand-held and computer platforms. While the initial focus of work with CAS from the early 1980's has generally been with respect to pedagogical and curriculum issues, as familiarity with CAS in senior secondary mathematics contexts has evolved around the world, systems and organizations have responded in various ways to the increasing availability of CAS and its impact on assessment, in particular end of secondary schooling formal examinations. This paper discusses key design and development aspects of the first examinations for the VCAA Mathematical Methods (CAS) pilot study in 2002, and provides some preliminary analysis and commentary with respect to student performance on these examinations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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