id: 05648565
dt: j
an: 2010a.00218
au: Lavicza, Zsolt
ti: Examining the use of computer algebra systems in university-level
mathematics teaching.
so: J. Comput. Math. Sci. Teach. 28, No. 2, 99-111 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Waynesville, NC
la: EN
cc: D35 U55
ut: computer algebra; mathematics and computers; surveys; educational research;
comparative studies
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ab: Summary: The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) is becoming increasingly
important and widespread in mathematics research and teaching. In this
article, I will report on a questionnaire study enquiring about
mathematiciansâ€™ use of CAS in mathematics teaching in three
countries; the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hungary. Based on
the responses from 1,100 mathematicians, I will give an overview of the
current extent of CAS use in universities and offer some examples of
mathematiciansâ€™ classroom use of CAS. I will particularly focus on
responses from participants who reported employing CAS in their
teaching practice. In addition, I attempt to explain the reasons behind
these practices and highlight the importance of further research on
university-level mathematics education. Accordingly, I will pinpoint
possible research directions in this field that could further assist in
the successful integration of CAS both by mathematicians and
mathematics departments.
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