NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ874182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Technology as a Bypass for a Lack of Theoretical Knowledge
Picard, Thierry Dana
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v11 n3 p101-110 2004
In a previous paper, we showed the importance of using low-level commands of a CAS in order to enhance the students' conceptual insight into mathematics. In this paper, we wish to emphasise a different use of a CAS, which makes possible the exploration of new topics, when the necessary theoretical results have still not been acquired, and avoids the blockage due to this lack of theoretical background. We illustrate this with examples from calculus. (Contains 8 figures.)
Research Information Ltd. Grenville Court, Britwell Road, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, SL1 8DF, UK. Tel: +44-1628-600499; Fax: +44-1628-600488; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel