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

Orlando, Florida, October 31-November 3, 2002

Paper C009

The Role of Graphing Calculators in Students' Approaches to Solving Calculus Problems

Nina R. Girard

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Phone: (814) 269-2934

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Results will be presented from a study investigating use of multiple representations and the graphing calculator as students solved limit and derivative problems. Examination included representational mode(s) chosen; whether the graphing calculator was used and by what type of students; and the calculator's use as an exploratory or confirmatory tool.

Keyword(s): graphing calculators, limits, derivatives