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

Baltimore, Maryland, November 1-4, 2001

Paper C014

Promoting Multiple Representations in Calculus: Examining Student Use of the Graphing Calculator

Nina R. Girard

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A study conducted in calculus courses, emphasizing multiple representations and using graphing calculators, examined students' responses to limits and derivatives by looking at representational mode(s) chosen; when the graphing calculator was used and by what type of students; and whether the calculator was used as an exploratory or confirmatory tool.

Keyword(s): calculus, graphing calculators