Using
Handheld Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
Tiow Choo Kwee
ktc@hjc.edu.sg
Mathematics
Hwa Chong Junior College
Singapore
Abstract
HandHeld Technology, such as Graphic Calculator(GC) TI83/TI83 plus, Computer
Algebra System(CAS) TI92 plus/Voyage 200, CalculatorBased Laboratory 2(CBL2
) and CalculatorBased Ranger (CBR ), has allowed for more innovative ways in
teaching Mathematics. The introduction of Graphic Calculator TI83 / TI83 plus
into A level Further Mathematics syllabus has certainly changed and opened up
new avenues in the teaching of mathematics. By incorporating this technology
into the mathematics classroom, students have a tool to facilitate their understanding
of mathematics and allow them to explore mathematics concepts and theorems.
The TI92 plus and Voyage 200(V200) incorporates graphical and numerical features
with a powerful computer algebra system. This CAS has added a new dimension
in the use of technology for teaching Mathematics. By using CAS, students are
introduced to a new technology which will definitely enhance and enrich their
learning experience in Maths. I will present some interesting questions which
I encountered over the past few years when I used TI83 in teaching Mathematics.
I also tried using V200, CBL2 and CBR as a teaching tool and will share some
of my experiences in using them.
