if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem is like copying
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- 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.