More Kilts and CAS - T3 International 2012 - Session 217
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In 2009 I started exploring how to use Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) handhelds to help teach mathematics in Scotland. My first 18 months’ experiences were shared at the 2011 T3™ International Conference, in my session titled ‘Kilts and CAS’. A video of that session and all its resources can be downloaded from www.calculatorsoftware.co.uk/cas. ‘More Kilts and CAS’ gives an update from the last 12 months, more activities I’ve designed and more lessons both my students and I have learned. No students’ algebraic skills were harmed in the development of this session – quite the opposite, in fact.
Presentation Video Recording
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Content of Presentation
|Elizabeth Rearranging the Cosine Rule (note: video has no soundtrack)|
|Joanna Rearranging the Cosine Rule (note: video has no soundtrack)|
|Jon Rearranging the Cosine Rule (note: video has no soundtrack)|
|Matthew Rearranging the Cosine Rule (note: video has no soundtrack)|
|Spot The Difference between CAS, Student and Teacher (Cosine Rule)|
Items Referred to in Presentation
|Solving Trig Equations CAS.tns|
|Solving Linear Equations CAS.tns|
|Simultaneous_Eqns SA.tns [visit Steve Arnold's website here]|
|Sim Equations Toolkit CAS.tns|
|Improving Mathematics Teaching with Derive, by Bernhard Kutzler|
|Mathematical Activities with Computer Algebra, by Etchells, et al.|
|Computer Algebra Systems in Secondary School Mathematics Education, by NCTM|
Further Resources I mentioned/used
|Apple Mac iShowU software for Screen Capture videos of TI-Nspire Teacher Software.|
|Free Mpeg StreamClip software for Mac & PC, for compressing videos.|
|2011 Scottish Standard Grade Exam Paper and Nspire Video Solutions|