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

San Antonio, Texas, March 20-23, 2014

Paper S132

This is an electronic reprint, reproduced by permission of Pearson Education Inc. Originally appeared in the Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Copyright (C) 2015 by Pearson Education, Inc.


Using Maple, Maple TA, MathLynx And The Tablet PC To Teach Undergraduate Calculus

Terrence Richard Blackman


Dept. of Education Research, Policy & Practice
University of Denver
1999 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208


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ABSTRACT

The emergence of the iPADs, e-Books, Tablet PC's, Computer Algebra Systems and other digital tools for the teaching and learning of mathematics have intensified the need to rigorously assess the potential that these tools possess for educational use. This paper describes the use of the Tablet PC, the MathLynx Electronic Calculus Text, Maple TA and the Maple Computer Algebra System to conduct Single and Multivariable Calculus Courses at Medgar Evers College from the Fall of 2009 through the Summer 2012. Two questions are explored: Do these tools positively affect student engagement in the classroom? and; Do they aid in the long term development of a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics?

Keyword(s): Maple, Maple T.A., calculus