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D.Guin, et al - "The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators"

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Dominique Guin (Editor), Kenneth Ruthven (Editor), Luc Trouche (Editor), "The Didactical Challenge of Symbolic Calculators: Turning a Computational Device into a Mathematical Instrument"
Springer | ISBN 0387231587 | 2004 Year | PDF | 5,02 Mb | 305 Pages


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.