Electronic Proceedings of the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
Abstract for 12826
Beyond graphing: Exploring matrices, sequences and series with a
Authors: Barry Kissane
Affiliations: Murdoch University
Keywords: Novice, Undergraduate Level, K-12 Level, matrices,
Inexperienced users of graphics calculators frequently expect that
their main advantage involves drawing and using graphs of functions.
In contrast, this is a hands-on workshop to explore some of the ways
in which a graphics calculator might support teaching and learning
matrices, sequences and series, but with only limited emphasis on
graphical representations. We will use the Casio fx-9860G graphics
calculator to consider the ways in which sequences and matrices are
represented on the calculator and can be manipulated to support
mathematical thinking. No previous experience with this calculator
will be assumed.