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ERIC Number: EJ905993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Teaching Calculus with Wolfram|Alpha
Dimiceli, Vincent E.; Lang, Andrew S. I. D.; Locke, LeighAnne
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n8 p1061-1071 2010
This article describes the benefits and drawbacks of using Wolfram|Alpha as the platform for teaching calculus concepts in the lab setting. It is a result of our experiences designing and creating an entirely new set of labs using Wolfram|Alpha. We present the reasoning behind our transition from using a standard computer algebra system (CAS) to Wolfram|Alpha in our differential and integral calculus labs, together with the positive results from our experience. We also discuss the current limitations of Wolfram|Alpha, including a discussion on why we still use a CAS for our multivariate calculus labs. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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