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ERIC Number: EJ891122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Integrating Computer Algebra Systems in Post-Secondary Mathematics Education: Preliminary Results of a Literature Review
Buteau, Chantal; Marshall, Neil; Jarvis, Daniel; Lavicza, Zsolt
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v17 n2 p57-68 2010
We present results of a literature review pilot study (326 papers) regarding the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in tertiary mathematics education. Several themes that have emerged from the review are discussed: diverse uses of CAS, benefits to student learning, issues of integration and mathematics learning, common and innovative usage of CAS, and integration scope in university curricula. Our analysis suggests that, perhaps contrary to popular belief, CAS integration in tertiary mathematics teaching occurs most frequently in courses for mathematics majors as opposed to service courses designed for non-math majors. The types of paper contributions indicate that the theoretical framework proposed by Lagrange et al. (2003) for literature reviews on technology use in mathematics education needs to be adapted to better address tertiary education, in particular for use in our upcoming comprehensive literature review that will build upon the pilot study review reported herein. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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