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Ang, K. C., & Awyong, P. W. (1999). The use of Maple in first year undergraduate mathematics. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 1364-1368). Malacca, Malaysia.
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In today’s Information Technology age, educators at all levels are using the power of
IT to enhance learning. This paper describes our experience in incorporating the use of a
Computer Algebra System (CAS), Maple V, into a traditional First Year Undergraduate
Mathematics course. It gives a summary of our approach to the overall organisation of the
course, illustrating the use of Maple as a tool to aid the teaching and learning of specific topics.
The effects of using Maple were measured by a student survey, conducted at the end of the
course. We report and discuss the findings of the survey in this paper. Overall, the approach has
had a positive impact on student learning. Although this experiment is on a First Year
Undergraduate course, the principles of the approach may be applied to the teaching of
Mathematics at other levels as well.
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This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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