Exploring and Problem
Solving in Mathematics with Handheld Technology CFX9850
Kyung Yoon
Chang kchang@konkuk.ac.kr Mathematics
Education Konkuk University KOREA(South)
Abstract
Technology can be used as a tool to deepen and enrich the
mathematics activities and the mathematical thinking within the
traditional curriculum frame. The comtemporary ICT societies require
more creative problem solvers who can use ICT freely to optimize
their solutions. The current Korean mathematics curriculum document
highly recommends the ICT adoption including calculators. To
maximize the advantage of technology in education, teachers should
know the advantages and shortages, and the way of using the
technology to be used, as well as mathematics content taught.
Because the appropriate use is not automatically guaranteed. This
workshop is planned to invite students and mathematics teachers to
experience how technology can be integrated into mathematics
curriculum by providing handson experiences with graphic
calculators. CFX9850 supports to deal with matrix, table, graph,
animation, statistics as well as calculation under iconic
environment. Participants in this workshop will be involved in
several exploration and problem solving activities on function,
algebraic patterns and statistics. They will also experience how
calculators can extend mathematics learning by analyzing real data
obtained through Data logging system EA200.
