Abstract of Tutorial Given at the 10th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-19, 2005, South Korea

Introducing Calculus with a Graphics Calculator

Barry Kissane
Murdoch University


Classroom use of a graphics calculator can allow students to explore important matehmatical ideas and to make connections between them. In this workshop, we will use Casio fx-9860G graphics calculators to explore some calculus ideas that are first encountered in the senior secondary school, including those of derivatives, integrals, limits, continuity, asymptotic behaviour and elementary differential equations. These explorations will be used to illustrate important principles about learning mathematical ideas with the assistance of technology. Previous experience with this particular calculator will not be assumed.

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