CAS: A tool for improving autonomous work

García López, Alfonsa and García Mazario, Francisco and Villa Cuenca, Agustín de la and Martín del Rey, Ángel and Rodríguez Sánchez, Gerardo (2013). CAS: A tool for improving autonomous work. In: "ACA 2013. MÁLAGA", 02/07/2013 - 06/07/2013, Málaga (España). ISBN 978-84-616-4565-7. p. 37.


Title: CAS: A tool for improving autonomous work
  • García López, Alfonsa
  • García Mazario, Francisco
  • Villa Cuenca, Agustín de la
  • Martín del Rey, Ángel
  • Rodríguez Sánchez, Gerardo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Lecture)
Event Title: ACA 2013. MÁLAGA
Event Dates: 02/07/2013 - 06/07/2013
Event Location: Málaga (España)
Title of Book: Proceedings of Applications of Computer Algebra ( ACA 2013. Málaga)
Date: July 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-4565-7
Freetext Keywords: Autonomous work, computer algebra systems, engineering studies, participation in competitions, small projects, toolboxes 37
Faculty: E.U. de Informática (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada a las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The EHEA proposes a student-centered teaching model. Therefore, it seems necessary to actively involve the students in the teaching-learning process. Increasing the active participation of the students is not always easy in mathematical topics, since, when the students just enter the University, their ability to carry out autonomous mathematical work is scarce. In this paper we present some experiences related with the use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS). All the experiences are designed in order to develop some mathematical competencies and mainly self-learning, the use of technology and team-work. The experiences include some teachers? proposals including: small projects to be executed in small groups, participation in competitions, the design of different CAS-Toolboxes, etc. The results obtained in the experiences, carried out with different groups of students from different engineering studies at different universities, makes us slightly optimistic about the educational value of the model.

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