Using a Graphing Calculators to Explore Pre-University Level Mathematics - Some Examples in an In-service Course
Wee Leng Ng
National Institute of Education
Graphing calculators without a built-in computer algebra system will be
permitted for use in all advanced level (pre-university) national
Mathematics examinations in Singapore from the year 2006. Teachers
teaching mathematics at the advanced level are expected to be
proficient users of graphing calculators so that they can teach
effectively with graphing calculators and prepare their students
adequately for the incorporation of graphing calculators in assessment.
Responding to this training need of teachers, the author has been
conducting in-service courses on the use of the TI-84 Plus graphing
calculator in the teaching and learning of advanced level mathematics.
This paper shares some of the ideas covered in the course.