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 scientific calculators. We will use the presenter’s four-part model for calculator use to see various ways in which calculators can be used productively in the classroom for learning and teaching. A common misconception is that scientific 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. 


The presentation will use the CASIO ClassWiz, a popular and modern example of a scientific calculator, available for free trial online use. We will explore a range of mathematical topics relevant to various school courses, both those for students in the early years of secondary mathematics and those for students in the senior years. Examples of topics might include number representations (fractions, decimals, percentages); functions; equations; indices, logarithms; statistics; differential calculus. Teachers of Indonesian secondary school as well as teachers of international courses such as IGCSE and Cambridge A/AS levels will find the webinar of direct interest.


Level: Secondary

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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:,_Barry.html




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  • Start Date
    January 21, 2021 2:00 pm
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    January 21, 2021 4:00 pm
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