id: 05601313
dt: j
an: 2009e.00221
au: Kovács, Zoltán
ti: Blind versus wise use of CAS.
so: Teach. Math. Comput. Sci. 5, No. 2, 407-417 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: D35 R25 R35
ut: computer algebra systems in learning mathematics
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ab: Summary: During my courses for mathematics major students I often use
technology linked to the arising problems. In such cases I noted that
some students were used to learn just some procedures, which made them
able to solve (partially) some problems and when they got the result,
they accepted it passively and did not relate it to the initial
problem. In this paper I outline a strategy and investigate some simple
exercises about how to develop a critical attitude towards the results
obtained by technology in an introductory course to CAS. I believe that
wise use of technology offers an effective method in teaching
mathematics, without reducing the students’ mental contribution.
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