id: 02342229
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an: 2001f.04385
au: Galbraith, Peter; Pemberton, Mike; Cretchley, Patricia
ti: Computers, mathematics, and undergraduates: what is going on?
so: Bobis, Janette et al., Numeracy and beyond. Vol. 1 and 2. , (ISBN
1-86487-386-8). 233-240 (2001).
py: 2001
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: C25
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ab: We report on research at two universities into attitudes of students
relevant to the integration of mathematical software packages (MAPLE
and MATLAB) in first year undergraduate courses. Both similarities and
differences were found between the respective implementations. Separate
constructs for mathematics confidence and computer confidence were
confirmed, as were systematic gender differences between attitudes to
mathematics and computers. On the other hand comparison of pre and post
responses indicated some differences in the impact of the respective
programs. Implications of the findings are considered against a
background of increasing use of technology in tertiary mathematics
teaching. (orig.)
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