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.
