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We explore students choice of using computer algebra systems (CAS) in problem-solving relative to their self-reported attitude towards learning mathematics with CAS. Our research design is a case study of nine Norwegian upper-secondary mathematics students with a wide range of attitude towards CAS. Our findings on routine problems indicate that (1) students use CAS whenever students perceive the problem as time-consuming regardless of their attitude towards CAS, and (2) students attitude affects their use of CAS whenever students perceive the problem as non-time-consuming. Norway, among other countries, has implemented CAS as an essential digital resource towards learning mathematics in upper-secondary school. Our discussion focuses on the implications of our findings have on local mathematics educators and national policy-makers.

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Titel: Students' attitude towards computer algebra systems (CAS) and their choice of using CAS in problem-solving
Forfatter: Abdul Moeed Mohammad
Institution: OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Udgivelse: International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Genre: Forskningsartikel
Omfang: 10
Årstal: 2018