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ERIC Number: EJ858168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Examining the Use of Computer Algebra Systems in University-Level Mathematics Teaching
Lavicza, Zsolt
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v28 n2 p99-111 Apr 2009
The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) is becoming increasingly important and widespread in mathematics research and teaching. In this paper, I will report on a questionnaire study enquiring about mathematicians' use of CAS in mathematics teaching in three countries; the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. Based on the responses from 1100 mathematicians, I will give an overview of the current extent of CAS use in universities and offer some examples of mathematicians' classroom use of CAS. I will particularly focus on responses from participants who reported employing CAS in their teaching practice. In addition, I attempt to explain the reasons behind these practices and highlight the importance of further research on university-level mathematics education. Accordingly, I will pinpoint possible research directions in this field that could further assist in the successful integration of CAS both by mathematicians and mathematics departments. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary; United Kingdom; United States