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ERIC Number: EJ847744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Interpreting and Assessing the Answers Given by the CAS Expert: A Reaction Paper
Kieran, Carolyn
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v14 n2 p103-108 2007
In this reaction to the paper presented by Werner Peschek, the author takes issue with the notion put forward that, in general mathematics education, the field of competence for operative knowledge and skills ought to be assigned primarily to the experts and, consequently, that this competence could be delegated almost completely to the electronic mathematical expert that is the CAS. Citing research evidence from current work, the author argues that it is quite unrealistic to expect students to be able to interpret and assess the answers produced by the CAS if their general mathematical education does not include provision for developing operative knowledge and skills. Furthermore, she argues that students themselves are not satisfied at not being able to do such interpreting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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