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Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation

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Fluck, AE and Ranmuthugala, D and Chin, C and Penesis, I, Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011), 7-11 March 2011, Nashville, USA, pp. 3203 - 3210. ISBN 1880094843 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Integral calculus is generally regarded as a fundamental but advanced aspect of mathematics, and it is not generally studied until students are aged about fifteen or older. Understanding the transformative potential of information and communication technology, this project undertook an investigation in four Australian schools to train pupils aged ten to twelve years how to solve problems using integral calculus with computer algebra system software. After eleven lessons the students completed a test constructed from items at the level of a first year engineering degree calculus examination. The average achievement was at the credit level, and students showed good understanding of the applications of integral calculus.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:calculus, primary, information technology, IT
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Author:Fluck, AE (Dr Andrew Fluck)
Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
Author:Penesis, I (Associate Professor Irene Penesis)
ID Code:69602
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-05-04
Last Modified:2015-03-25
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