Using CAS to Build Stronger Understanding - Research Symposium, Ireland 2015
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In the United Kingdom, handhelds with Computer Algebra Systems are not allowed on nearly all exams. There is also no real widespread interest in using CAS to improve mathematics teaching, but this has scope to change with the growing deployment of handheld devices in classrooms. In 2009 Nevil started exploring how to use CAS handhelds to help teach mathematics to 12-17 year olds. Since then he has presented every year at International Conferences on how to raise students' understanding through the use of CAS. Nevil's address will explain what CAS is, why it is both relevant and appropriate to our current students, and what can be achieved through its use. No student's algebraic skills were harmed in the development of this talk - quite the opposite, in fact.
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Content of Presentation
|The Yin and Yang of CAS|
|Creating Linear Equations v3 CAS.tns|
|Part 1 Rearranging Formulae.tns|
|Part 2 Rearranging Formulae CAS v2.tns|
|Sim Equations Toolkit CAS.tns|
|Solving Trig Equations CAS.tns|
|Elizabeth at work|
|Texas Instruments Teacher Grant Price List 2015|
|Link to TI Europe Teacher Support Website (Click under 'TI Support Programmes' for FREE kit loan details)|
|TI-Nspire CAS Computer Software Download (Mac & PC, Free Trial)|
|TI-Nspire CAS iPad App|
|Over 170 Free Posters for your classroom|