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Re: if using Mathematica to solve an algebraic problem

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  • 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)
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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



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