id: 06592551
dt: j
an: 2016d.00954
au: Buteau, Chantal; Jarvis, Daniel H.; Lavicza, Zsolt
ti: On the integration of computer algebra systems (CAS) by Canadian
mathematicians: results of a national survey.
so: Can. J. Sci. Math. Technol. Educ. 14, No. 1, 35-57 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: U70
ut: computer algebra system; use of technology
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/14926156.2014.874614
ab: Summary: In this article, we outline the findings of a Canadian survey
study ($N = 302$) that focused on the extent of computer algebra
systems (CAS)-based technology use in postsecondary mathematics
instruction. Results suggest that a considerable number of Canadian
mathematicians use CAS in research and teaching. CAS use in research
was found to be the strongest factor affecting CAS integration in
teaching. Mathematicians believe that CAS is becoming an integral part
of contemporary mathematics knowledge. Two main factors impeding CAS
integration are the departmental culture and the time required for
designing CAS-based resources. Mathematicians mostly incorporate CAS
use into assignments and much less for in-class tests and final
examinations. CAS integration in teaching appears to remain a
predominantly individual initiative.
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