Title: Mathematics: 3CD – ClassPad activities
Author: Ian Sheppard
This is a student workbook written for the WACE Mathematics: 3CD course. It aims to develop student confidence in the use of technology, specifically Casio’s ClassPad, while engaging in activities where the mathematics is the focus. Unlike a textbook, it doesn’t attempt to cover the whole course and unlike a calculator manual the focus is the mathematics, often a complex problem, with the technology there to support learning the mathematics.
The book is written in the style of the MAWA published books with similar titles for the Mathematics: Specialist courses.
A quote from a user of the draft used in 2013:
I certainly enjoyed having the books for my class. Mostly we did the activities in class and students helped each other, at least in the first instance. On some occasions I then did larger group explanations when it seemed valuable. I tended to use the activities as introductions to a topic or problem type as opposed to practise after teaching.