Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Orlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994

Paper P016

The Graphics Calculator as a Teaching and Learning Tool in Precalculus

Tania M. McDuffie

Spartanburg Technical College
Spartanburg, SC 29305


This session will include viewing actual labs used in an experimental Precalculus class taught with a lab component. Students' responses to labs will be available. Information on the new features of the Casio 9700 Graphics calculator including animated graphs, root finders, and equation solvers and how they can be integrated in a Precalculus class will be provided. Class demonstration techniques as well as lab activities will be incorporated in the session.

Keyword(s): graphing calculators, precalculus