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Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation
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## Andrew Fluck, Dev Ranmuthugala, Chris Chin, Irene Penesis, University of Tasmania, Australia

AACE Award

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

## Abstract

Integral calculus is generally regarded as a fundamental but advanced aspect of mathematics, and it is not generally studied until students are aged about fifteen or older. Understanding the transformative potential of information and communication technology, this project undertook an investigation in four Australian schools to train pupils aged ten to twelve years how to solve problems using integral calculus with computer algebra system software. After eleven lessons the students completed a test constructed from items at the level of a first year engineering degree calculus examination. The average achievement was at the credit level, and students showed good understanding of the applications of integral calculus.

## Citation

Fluck, A., Ranmuthugala, D., Chin, C. & Penesis, I. (2011). Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3203-3210). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/36810/.

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