Examinations in the Final Year of Transition to Mathematical Methods Computer Algebra System (CAS)
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Annual Meeting,
2009 was the final year of parallel implementation for Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 and Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 3 and 4. From 2006-2009 there was a common technology-free short answer examination that covered the same function, algebra, calculus and probability content for both studies with corresponding expectations for key knowledge and key skills. There was also separate technology-assumed examinations comprising common and different multiple choice and extended response questions. In 2009 the two cohorts were of similar size, comprising 7000-8000 students each. This paper analyses student performance for both cohorts with respect to these common items. (Contains 6 figures.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Leigh-Lancaster, D., Les, M. & Evans, M. (2010). Examinations in the Final Year of Transition to Mathematical Methods Computer Algebra System (CAS). Presented at Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Annual Meeting 2010.