Using a Graphing Calculators to Explore PreUniversity Level Mathematics  Some Examples in an Inservice Course
Wee Leng Ng wlng@nie.edu.sg
MME National Institute of Education Singapore
Abstract
Graphing calculators without a builtin computer algebra system will be permitted for use in all advanced level (preuniversity) national Mathematics examinations in Singapore from the year 2006. Teachers teaching mathematics at the advanced level are expected to be proficient users of graphing calculators so that they can teach effectively with graphing calculators and prepare their students adequately for the incorporation of graphing calculators in assessment. Responding to this training need of teachers, the author has been conducting inservice courses on the use of the TI84 Plus graphing calculator in the teaching and learning of advanced level mathematics. This paper shares some of the ideas covered in the course.
