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ERIC Number: EJ891129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Mathematics Education with a Handheld CAS--The Students' Perspective
Schmidt, Karsten
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v17 n2 p105-110 2010
After carrying out a project over several years in eight upper secondary schools in Thuringia on the effects the use of a handheld CAS (Computer Algebra System) has on the students' skills in mathematics, the former ban on the use of such technology in mathematics education was revoked. Late in the project (2002) a survey of all students in the project schools was carried out to find out students' attitudes regarding the handheld CAS device they were using. Since 2003, each school in Thuringia can decide for itself if a handheld CAS is used in mathematics education or not. One year later, more than a quarter of all Thuringian upper secondary schools used handheld CAS in mathematics classes. The 2002 survey was repeated in 2005. The results of the two surveys are analysed, with special focus on the question as to whether certain characteristics of the students (e.g., their sex or how good they are in mathematics) influenced their answers. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany