
05800155
j
2010e.00252
Buteau, Chantal
Marshall, Neil
Jarvis, Daniel
Lavicza, Zsolt
Integrating computer algebra systems in postsecondary mathematics education: preliminary results of a literature review.
Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 17, No. 2, 5768 (2010).
2010
Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
EN
D35
U55
D45
mathematics majors (students)
literature reviews
college mathematics
computer uses in education
educational technology
teaching methods
technology integration
educational research
computer algebra
cas
http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/research/mathematics_education/field%20of%20work/IJTME/volume%2017/number_two.htm#one
Summary: We present results of a literature review pilot study (326 papers) regarding the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in tertiary mathematics education. Several themes that have emerged from the review are discussed: diverse uses of CAS, benefits to student learning, issues of integration and mathematics learning, common and innovative usage of CAS, and integration scope in university curricula. Our analysis suggests that, perhaps contrary to popular belief, CAS integration in tertiary mathematics teaching occurs most frequently in courses for mathematics majors as opposed to service courses designed for nonmath majors. The types of paper contributions indicate that the theoretical framework proposed by Lagrange et al. (2003) for literature reviews on technology use in mathematics education needs to be adapted to better address tertiary education, in particular for use in our upcoming comprehensive literature review that will build upon the pilot study review reported herein. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.) (ERIC)