Title

Copying on a graphics calculator and implications for mathematical understanding

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Faculty

Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education

RAS ID

1639

Comments

Forster, P. (2003). Copying on a graphics calculator and implications for mathematical understanding. In proceedings of the 26th annual conference of the Mathematical Education Group of Western Australia. Melbourne, VIC: Deakin University

Abstract

The subject of inquiry in this paper is copying on a graphics calculator by students in a Year 12 Calculus class. They copied interim numerical results and algebraic expressions as part of calculation. The practice called for knowledge of order of operations, was a means for linking representations and generalisation, and was a facet of discernment of function relationships. Implications for teaching are the act of copying could assist the development of understanding in each of these domains.

 
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