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User Interface Design in a Learning Environment based on a Computer Algebra System
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, IUFM de Versailles, France ; , Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique, France

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) are complex computer systems that have not been designed for learning situations. In order to enhance their didactic capabilities, we study the possibility to graft mathematics interactive learning environments onto them. We present in this paper our approach that is centered on student interaction and we illustrate it with LIMITS a learning environment that helps students to study, work out and justify limits of rational functions. We describe three activities involved in limits study: entering and selecting sub-expressions, transforming expressions, and calculating the limit by applying theorems. We show how teaching goals have determined the characteristics of these activities.

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Gélis, J.M. & Lenne, D. (2000). User Interface Design in a Learning Environment based on a Computer Algebra System. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 364-369). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 10, 2019 from .

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