ERIC Number: EJ623922
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Students' Difficulties in Operating a Graphics Calculator.
Mitchelmore, Michael; Cavanagh, Michael
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v12 n3 p254-68 Dec 2000
Reports on how students managed some technical aspects of graphics calculators as they used them to study graphs of straight lines and parabolas. Identifies three common student difficulties: (1) tendency to be unduly influenced by the jagged appearance of graphs; (2) poor understanding of the zoom operation; and (3) limited grasp of the processes used by a calculator to display graphs. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue: Technology in Mathematics Learning and Teaching.