if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem is like copying

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg108878] if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem is like copying*From*: Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu>*Date*: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 08:02:03 -0400 (EDT)

from someone else, then consider this article, which suggests that students (at MIT, at least) learn significantly less, in some sense by copying their homework. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/homework-copying-0318.html Of course this would be similarly true for other computer systems. While the details of the experimental setup may not match, the results are startling.