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WSU Access

Date of Award

January 2020

Degree Type


Degree Name



Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Thomas Edwards

Second Advisor

Shlomo Sawilowsky


This study tests the hypothesis that the students who learned calculus through a calculus course based on a traditional approach and a computer algebra system such as Wolfram Alpha would perform significantly better than those students who learned calculus only through the traditional chalkboard and paper-and-pencil approach of the lecture method without relying on any use of technology.

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