Using computer algebra systems in mathematical classrooms

Bracha Kramarski, C. Hirsch

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This paper describes a research whose main focus is the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in mathematical classrooms and the didactical possibilities linked with its use. The possibilities of integrating Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) within the CAS environment are brought into focus. Forty-three Israeli students (mean age 13.3) were assigned to two learning algebraic groups. The first group received explicit meta-cognitive SRL with CAS (CAS + SRL); the second group was exposed to CAS without SRL (CAS). Empirical results from the experimental and case study designs revealed that (CAS + SRL) students outperformed (CAS) students on algebraic thinking and that (CAS + SRL) students regulated their learning more effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-45
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2003


  • Algebra
  • Computer Algebra System
  • Control group
  • Discourse
  • Empirical
  • Performance
  • School
  • Self-regulated learning


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