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Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

1999 Volume 18, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. The Emerging Philosophy behind Computer-based Assessment

    C E. Beevers, D J. Fiddes, G R. McGuire & M A. Youngson

    The computer can play a role in several forms of assessment, including diagnostic and self-testing, continuous, and grading assessment. Focuses on the educational aspects of an assessment engine... More

    pp. 147-49

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  2. Formative Assessment using Computer-Aided Assessment

    Duncan Lawson

    Describes how computer-aided assessment can provide a means of preserving formative assessment within the curriculum at a fraction of the time-cost involved with written work. Illustrates a variety... More

    pp. 155-58

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  3. Open Testing with a Large Databank of Multiple Choice Questions

    J H. Sims Williams & M D. J. Barry

    The potentially huge number of questions in a national database offers the opportunity for open testing where each student has his own test and can take the test in his own time, saving on... More

    pp. 159-61

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  4. Essential Mathematical Concepts Needed by Users of Computer Algebra

    R R. Clements

    Computer algebra systems have great potential uses, but learning the basic concepts of algebra is itself a mathematical activity. Explores theoretical concepts that may be seen as essential... More

    pp. 162-65

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  5. How Far Should the Residual Core of Mathematics Be Affected by the Computer?

    Leslie Mustoe

    Advocates of the increasing use of the computer in mathematics teaching and learning claim that certain topics and techniques need no longer be taught. Addresses how far the access to so much... More

    pp. 172-74

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