Electronic Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12-15, 2009

Paper R011

This is an electronic reprint, reproduced by permission of Pearson Education Inc. Originally appeared in the Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, ISBN 0-321-68983-6, Copyright (C) 2010 by Pearson Education, Inc.


Integrating the TI-Nspire Handheld in Undergraduate Calculus Classes: Challenges and Impact

Jane M. Wilburne


Penn State Harrisburg

Ilya Shvartsman


Penn State Harrisburg

Ron Walker


Penn State Harrisburg


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ABSTRACT

The article looks at the impact of using TI -Nspire CAS handheld units in an undergraduate calculus class. What challenges did the professors (who learned mathematics in a different way) face? What effect did the technology have on studentsí conceptual understanding of calculus and their motivation to learn?

Keyword(s): calculus, TI-Nspire