Electronic Proceedings of the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics

 

 

Abstract for 12826

Beyond graphing: Exploring matrices, sequences and series with a

graphics calculator

Authors: Barry Kissane

Affiliations: Murdoch University

Keywords: Novice, Undergraduate Level, K-12 Level, matrices,

sequences, series

 

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.