Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/23425
Title: 
Authors: 
Issue Date: 
2009
Citation: 
Ng, W. L., Tan, W. C., & Ng, M. L. N. (2009). Teaching and learning calculus with the TI-Nspire: A design experiment. In W. C. Yang, M. Majewski, T. de Alwis, & Y. Cao. (Eds.), Electronic Proceedings of the 14th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (pp. 345-356). Mathematics and Technology, LLC. https://atcm.mathandtech.org/EP2009/papers_full/2812009_17308.pdf
Abstract: 
A design experiment was conducted to examine the role of the TI-Nspire, the latest graphing calculator from Texas Instruments, in teaching and learning calculus. This paper reports details on, and preliminary results of, the design experiment involving the design and conduct of a TI-Nspire Intervention Programme for an intact class of thirty-six secondary four students (15-16 years) from a secondary school in Singapore. Use of the TI-Nspire was integrated into teaching and learning Calculus concepts with the aid of the TI Navigator, a wireless classroom network system that enables instant and active interaction between students and teachers. Mathematics attitudes surveys and structured interviews were administered to assess the effects of the use of the TI-Nspire on students’ attitudes towards mathematics. It was found that appropriate use of graphical, numerical and algebraic representations of Calculus concepts using the TI-Nspire could enable the subjects to better visualize the concepts and make generalizations of relevant mathematical properties. Results of paired samples t-tests and interviews with students suggest that there the use of the TI-Nspire has a positive effect on students’ confidence in and perceived usefulness of mathematics.
URI: 
ISBN: 
9780982116425
ISSN: 
1940-4204 (online)
File Permission: 
Open
File Availability: 
With file
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
ATCM-2009-NgWL.pdf441.71 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

35
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Download(s)

15
checked on Sep 29, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.