Title

Assessment in calculus in the presence of graphics calculators

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering and Mathematics

RAS ID

429

Comments

Originally published as: Forster, P. A., & Mueller, U. (2002). Assessment in calculus in the presence of graphics calculators. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 14(1), 16-36. Original article available here

Abstract

In this paper we explore the extent and nature of students’ calculator usage as determined from examination scripts in the Western Australian Calculus Tertiary Entrance Examination. Errors made and understanding called upon are discussed for seven questions. The inquiry highlights that skills associated with graphical interpretation need to be the subject of instruction, and that an awareness of the differing cognitive demands of graphical interpretation is needed when setting assessment items.

DOI

10.1007/BF03217114

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1007/BF03217114