Technology provides rich opportunities for students to learn mathematics and for teachers to teach mathematics in new ways. We will explore the unique advantages over other forms of technology that are provided by modern graphics calculators, which have now been in widespread use internationally in school mathematics education for more than thirty years. We will use the presenter’s four-part model for calculator use to see various ways in which graphics calculators can be used productively in the classroom for learning and teaching. A common misconception is that calculators are mostly important for undertaking numerical calculations; a number of mathematical topics will be chosen to make clear that such a limited view will result in a misunderstanding of the technology and its potential value.
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The presentation will use the CASIO CG-50, a popular and modern example of a graphics calculator, available for free trial online use. We will explore a range of mathematical topics relevant to various senior secondary school courses. Examples of topics might include functions; equations; logarithms; statistics; probability; mathematical modeling; calculus. Mathematics teachers of international courses such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) mathematics courses will find the webinar of direct interest.
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Kissane has worked extensively in mathematics teacher education and in research and curriculum development in mathematics education for more than thirty years. He has held various posts including Dean of Education at Murdoch University, editor of The Australian Mathematics Teacher, President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), and has served for many years as an International Program Committee member for the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics. He is an honorary Life Member of the AAMT. He has published extensively for teachers and others, including books and other publications concerned with scientific calculator use: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/view/author/Kissane,_Barry.html