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

**Abstract for 13831 **

*Exploring the Place of Hand-Held Technology in Secondary Mathematics
Education *

Authors: Barry Kissane

Affiliations: Murdoch
University

Keywords:

Topics: Implementation
of Technology from K-12 Level, Mathematics Education using Information &
Communication Technology, Technology and Curriculum Issues, Mathematics
Teaching, Learning and Assessment using Technology, Applications using CASIO
technologies

While sophisticated
technology for mathematics is available and used in many educational settings,
there are still many secondary school mathematics classrooms in many countries
in which student access to such facilities is either very limited or non-existent,
either at home or at school. This paper focuses on secondary mathematics
education for students and teachers who are without reliable and regular access
to computers or to the Internet. The place of hand-held technologies, including
scientific calculators, graphics calculators and integrated devices will be
considered. The computational support such devices offer to students is
described and evaluated. Opportunities for new approaches to teaching and
learning mathematics are described. The significance of hand-held technologies
for aspects of the mathematics curriculum, its evolution and its assessment
will be outlined and some issues associated with effective integration of
technology into the secondary school curriculum are identified.