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

San Francisco, California, November 4-7, 1999

Paper C026

Recognizing a Surface From Different Viewpoints: Results From a Questionnaire Item and Task-Based Interviews

Teri J. Murphy

Department of Mathematics
University of Oklahoma
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This paper will discuss a task-based questionnaire item involving visualization skills that results in noticeable performance differences between students who used computers and students who did not. Results will also be discussed from task-based interviews used to seek a deeper understanding of how students were approaching the problem.

Keyword(s): computer algebra systems, pedagogy