The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators: Turning a Computational Device into a Mathematical Instrument / Edition 1

The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators: Turning a Computational Device into a Mathematical Instrument / Edition 1

by Dominique Guin, Kenneth Ruthven, Luc Trouche
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387231587

ISBN-13: 9780387231587

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Springer US

While computational technologies are transforming the professional practice of mathematics, as yet they have had little impact on school mathematics. This pioneering text develops a theorized analysis of why this is and what can be done to address it. It examines the particular case of symbolic calculators (equipped with computer algebra systems) in secondary

Overview

While computational technologies are transforming the professional practice of mathematics, as yet they have had little impact on school mathematics. This pioneering text develops a theorized analysis of why this is and what can be done to address it. It examines the particular case of symbolic calculators (equipped with computer algebra systems) in secondary education. Drawing on a substantial program of French innovation and research, as well as closely related studies from Australia and the Netherlands, it provides rich illustrations of the many aspects of technology integration, and of the ways in which these are shaped at different levels of the educational institution.

This pioneering text develops a theorized analysis of why this is and what can be done to address it. It examines the particular case of symbolic calculators (equipped with computer algebra systems) in secondary education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387231587
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Mathematics Education Library Series, #36
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Introduction, Dominique Guin, Kenneth Ruthven and Luc Trouche.- Calculators in mathematics education: a rapid evolution of tools, with differential effects, Luc Trouche.- A CAS as an assistant to reasoned instrumentation, Philippe Elbaz-Vincent.- Transposing computer tools from the mathematical sciences into teaching, Jean-Baptiste Lagrange.- The influence of a computer algebra environment on teachers' practice, Margaret Kendal, Kaye Stacey and Robyn Pierce.- Using symbolic calculators to study mathematics, Jean-Baptiste Lagrange.- An instrumental approach to mathematics learning in symbolic calculators environments, Luc Trouche.- Computer algebra as an instrument: examples of algebraic schemes, Paul Drijvers and Koeno Gravemeijer.- Instrumental genesis, individual and social aspects, Luc Trouche.- The integration of symbolic calculators into secondary education: some lessons from didactical engineering, Michèle Artigue.- Conclusion, Dominique Guin, Kenneth Ruthven and Luc Trouche.-Index.

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