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ERIC Number: ED489608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Learning to Use CAS: Voices from a Classroom
Pierce, Robyn; Stacey, Kaye
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper reports on the experiences of students who were learning mathematics with CAS for a second consecutive school year. Evidence presented shows that nearly all students managed the challenging task of mastering the technical aspects of using CAS well. It also shows that the level of technical difficulty and the degree to which it presents an obstacle to mathematical learning is not predictable from conventional mathematical ability. There is a complex interaction between cognitive and affective factors. Planning appropriate teaching for developing the effective use of CAS will require awareness and understanding of these individual differences. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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