Changing Mathematics
Education via the Graphics Calculator
Barry
Kissane B.Kissane@murdoch.edu.au Education Murdoch
University Australia
Abstract
This handson workshop will highlight some ways in which a Casio
fx9860G graphics calculator can make a distinctive and positive
contribution to mathematics teaching and learning around the final
years of secondary school. A graphics calculator can be used to
focus attention on mathematical concepts in algebra, statistics,
probability and calculus rather than on the associated mathematical
skills. Workshop participants will investigate a range of examples
illustrating how access to this personal technology can make a
positive difference to the student learning experience, providing
opportunities to learn that were not previously available. Previous
graphics calculator experience will not be assumed or necessary.
