International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Multiple Representations for Systems of Linear Equations Via the Computer Algebra System Maple
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2007 - Volume 2 Issue 1, pp. 16-31
  • Published Online: 02 Feb 2007
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Abstract

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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