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  • Additional Information
    • Contributors:
      Derek Smith
    • Publication Information:
      International Institute of Informatics and Cybernetics
    • Collection:
      Directory of Open Access Journals
    • Abstract:
      This paper explores a journey through hand-held technology changes in mathematics teaching and learning and raises questions we as mathematics educators should be considering in the shorter and longer term. New Zealand is embarking on a Computer Algebraic Systems (CAS) Pilot Programme in secondary school mathematics. The Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority have selected secondary schools to be part of a pilot programme in the use of CAS technology in mathematics classes. The aim of the pilot programme is to improve teaching and learning of mathematics through the use of this technology. Six schools in 2005 used CAS technology with Year 9 (13-14 year olds) students and, an additional 16 schools joined the programme in 2006. The pilot is planned to continue with an increasing number of schools in subsequent years. By the time students in the pilot schools reach Years 11, 12 and 13, alternative external assessments using the CAS technology will be available. Professional development support and assistance in obtaining and using the technology will be provided to the pilot schools. The project's emphasis in 2005 was on the Geometry and Algebra strands; the Statistics strand was added in 2006. By 2010 the first cohort of project programme students will have been through their secondary mathematics education via a CAS environment. New Zealand teachers have only a finite time to get into CAS technology and integrate it into their teaching practice. This paper discusses a research project based on a mathematics department professional development that is linked to the pilot.
    • Relation:
      Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
    • Rights:
      Publisher's own license (All metadata for this Directory of Open Access Journals record is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC BY-SA).)
      All rights reserved
      Record supplied by The University of Auckland Library
    • Accession Number:
      edsdnz.37782709
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 29 mar. 2020.
    • AMA:
      CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428. Accessed March 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand. (n.d.). Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      “CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand.” 2020. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Accessed March 29. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      ‘CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand’ (no date) Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 29 March 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand’ n.d., Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, viewed 29 March 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. Accessed March 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      CAS – A Journey Has Begun in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics [Internet]. [cited 2020 Mar 29]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdnz&AN=edsdnz.37782709&custid=s8280428