Multiple Representations for Systems of Linear Equations Via the Computer Algebra System Maple
Dann G. Mallet
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A number of different representational methods exist for presenting the theory of linear equations and associated solution spaces. Discussed in this paper are the findings of a case study where first year undergraduate students were exposed to a new (to the department) method of teaching linear systems which used visual, algebraic and data-based representations constructed using the computer algebra system Maple. Positive and negative impacts on the students are discussed as they apply to representational translation and perceived learning. 

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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2007, Volume 2, Issue 1, 16-31

https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/173

Publication date: 02 Feb 2007

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