__Electronic Proceedings
of the 12 ^{th} Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics__

**Abstract
for 12933**

Children doing mathematics like
mathematicians?

Authors: Anthony Harradine

Affiliations: Baker Centre, Prince
Alfred College

Keywords: Fun, Problem Solving,
Working like a mathematician, Casio

ClassPad,
High School, 1st Year University

The humble quadratic function is
something we all learn about in

school. In
this workshop you will work together on a problem that

will
engage your thinking and help you to see how we can use normal

high
school mathematics to have students behaving in a very similar

way to
mathematicians. To assist us in our thinking we will use the

graphing abilities and CAS abilities
of the Casio ClassPad 300 Plus,

but in the
end it is the mathematics that allows us to complete the

task.