Learning Algebra in a Computer Algebra Environment
IJFTME Volume 11, Number 3, ISSN 1744-2710
This article summarises a doctoral thesis entitled "Learning algebra in a computer algebra environment, design research on the understanding of the concept of parameter" (Drijvers, 2003). It describes the research questions, the theoretical framework, the methodology and the results of the study. The focus of the study is on the understanding of the concept of parameter while working with computer algebra. The findings indicate that an increased understanding in some of the roles of parameter was observed, but that the instrumentation of computer algebra was a difficult process, which provided obstacles. The thesis can be accessed online at www.fi.uu.nl/~pauld/dissertation. (Contains 7 figures and 1 footnote.)
Drijvers, P. (2004). Learning Algebra in a Computer Algebra Environment. International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 11(3), 77-90.