Electronic Proceedings of the 12th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics



Abstract for 12933

Children doing mathematics like mathematicians?

Authors: Anthony Harradine

Affiliations: Baker Centre, Prince Alfred College

Keywords: Fun, Problem Solving, Working like a mathematician, Casio

ClassPad, High School, 1st Year University


The humble quadratic function is something we all learn about in

school. In this workshop you will work together on a problem that

will engage your thinking and help you to see how we can use normal

high school mathematics to have students behaving in a very similar

way to mathematicians. To assist us in our thinking we will use the

graphing abilities and CAS abilities of the Casio ClassPad 300 Plus,

but in the end it is the mathematics that allows us to complete the