Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109077] Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem*From*: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:56:10 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <hpmlcd$9v0$1@smc.vnet.net> <hpplf0$m8t$1@smc.vnet.net> <hps1g6$6ma$1@smc.vnet.net>

Helen Read wrote: > I don't have to imagine. I teach calculus every day, and deal with > students ranging widely in ability and motivation. The fears expressed > by some people about the supposed "dangers" of using Mathematica in > calculus classes just aren't borne out in my 13+ years of using > Mathematica in the classroom. > Once again, when I wrote about "dangers", I was thinking of unrestricted access to Mathematica to work on any and every problem that the teacher sets! David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk