Title: The Casyopee project: a Computer Algebra Systems environment for students' better access to algebra

Authors: Jean-Baptiste Lagrange, Jean-Michel Gelis

Addresses: Equipe de Didactique des Mathematiques, Universite Paris VII, Case Courrier 7018-2, Place Jussieu,75251 Paris Cedex 5, France. ' Equipe de Didactique des Mathematiques, Universite Paris VII, Case Courrier 7018-2, Place Jussieu,75251 Paris Cedex 5, France

Abstract: Casyopee is an evolving project focusing on the development of both software and classroom situations to teach algebra. This article first describes the general motivation for the project, then its objectives. It is entering a new phase of development as part of the European ReMath project, with the integration of a Dynamic Geometry module. This article illustrates by example the kind of problem that Casyopee can help to solve and how, and the working environment it creates for students.

Keywords: algebraic learning; computer algebra systems; CAS; Casyopee; computer symbolic computation; dynamic geometry; modelling; mathematics teaching; learning maths; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2008.022164

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2008 Vol.18 No.5/6, pp.575 - 584

Available online: 22 Dec 2008 *

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