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By Dominique Guin, Kenneth Ruthven, Luc Trouche

While computational applied sciences are reworking the pro perform of arithmetic, as but they've got had little influence on college arithmetic. This pioneering textual content develops a theorized research of why this is often and what could be performed to deal with it. It examines the actual case of symbolic calculators (equipped with computing device algebra platforms) in secondary schooling. Drawing on a considerable application of French innovation and study, in addition to heavily similar reviews from Australia and the Netherlands, it offers wealthy illustrations of the numerous points of know-how integration, and of the ways that those are formed at various degrees of the academic establishment.

This textual content deals the 1st English-language exposition of ways an cutting edge synthesis of the theories of instrumentation and didactics can be utilized to light up the complexities of know-how integration. It bargains vital suggestions for coverage and perform via its research of the imperative position of the instructor and its id of key ideas for potent didactical layout and administration. those certain positive factors make this e-book crucial examining for researchers, instructor educators, and graduate scholars in arithmetic schooling and know-how in schooling, in addition to for academics of arithmetic at upper-secondary and college levels.

This is a revised, English-language variation of D. Guin & L. Trouche (Eds.) (2002) Calculatrices symboliques. Transformer un outil en un tool de travail mathématique: un problème didactique (Editions l. a. Pensée Sauvage, Grenoble).

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Accordingly, Eizo (1998), analyzing results from the Third International Mathematics (and Science) Study (TIMSS), notes: When Japanese mathematics textbook is compared with the international standard, it is characterized as follow: there is a little consideration of individual ability, topics already learned are rarely repeated, and there are a few situations in which calculators are used. And it is pointed out that algebra and proof in geometry are emphasized in the second grade of lower secondary school.

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