id: 05239768
dt: j
an: 2007f.00482
au: Lavicza, Zsolt
ti: Factors influencing the integration of computer algebra systems into
university-level mathematics education.
so: Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 14, No. 3, 121-129 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
la: EN
cc: R25 U55 D35
ut: computer algebra; universities; educational research; Hungary; Great
Britain; United States; interviews
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li:
ab: Summary: Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) are increasing components of
university-level mathematics education. However, little is known about
the extent of CAS use and the factors influencing its integration into
university curricula. Pre-university level studies suggest that beyond
the availability of technology, teachersâ€™ conceptions and cultural
elements are key factors in technology integration into mathematics
teaching and learning. This article reports on interviews, examining
mathematiciansâ€™ conceptions of CAS and its pedagogic uses, conducted
with 22 mathematiciansâ€™ in three countries, Hungary, United Kingdom,
and United States. The findings showed some similarities, but numerous
differences, with school-level studies. In the article, the author
outlines the methodological approach of the study, discusses some
preliminary results from the data analysis, and compares the results
with findings of school-level studies.
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