To Be Presented in the 11th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-16, 2006, Hong Kong SAR, China
Introducing CAS in Statewide Mathematics Examinations at the University Entrance Level: a Brief Case Study
During the period from 1997 to 2006, graphics calculator
use in Year 12 Mathematics Examinations in the State of Victoria, Australia,
has moved through three distinct phases. Firstly, graphics calculators
were permitted but not required in examinations. At this stage, calculators
with CAS were not permitted. In the second phase, graphics calculators
were required in examinations. Again, calculators with CAS were not permitted.
Finally, calculators with CAS were permitted in all subjects and required
in selected subjects. This paper reviews the curricula and assessment
changes that have accompanied this process as well as the implementation
issues that have had to be addressed and resolved.
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