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

Houston, Texas, November 16-19, 1995

Paper C049

College Algebra, Learning Support, and Technology: What is the connection?

Margo Alexander

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Georgia State University
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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The graphing calculator's effect on students' performance in College Algebra is debatable. There have been many studies that address this topic. However, if Learning Support is added to the curriculum, what is the success rate? To test this, a study was conducted at a large urban university and the analysis of the data will be presented.

Keyword(s): college algebra, pedagogy, graphing calculators