HP48G Graphics Calculator
Malcolm Anderson, Bsc (Hons),
PhD
Lynette Bloom, BSc (Hons), MSc,
DipEd, PhD
Ute Mueller, MSc, DipMaths, DNatSc
Pender Pedler, BSc (Hons), MSc,
DipEd, PhD
Department of Mathematics
Edith Cowan University
Perth, Western Australia
trevorgj@ozemail.com.au
Abstract
The graphics calculator has the potential
to facilitate enormous improvement
in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
It can carry out all the routine calculations
available on a standard calculator
but its real strength lies in its
ability to carry out symbolic calculations,
to manage tables of values and to
plot graphs. This graphing facility
can be used not merely to obtain approximations
but also to interpret data and illustrate
concepts.
This Workshop will provide an
introduction to the use of the HP48G
graphics calculator at the upper
secondary/lower tertiary level.
Illustrations will be drawn from
the areas of functions and graphs,
calculus and linear algebra.
