A review of research on computer-based tools (Spreadsheets, graphing, data analysis, and probability tools), with an annotated bibliography

Huntley, M. A., Zucker, A. A., & Estey, E. T.
SRI International

This paper is organized so that over arching themes from the research are presented, followed by brief summaries of findings about particular topics centeral to the use of spreadsheets/graphing tools and data analysis/probability tools. The research summaries themselves and information about specific software follow. These summaries were written with a focus on the effects of mathematics software on middle grades students' learning of mathematics as well as impacts on other types of outcomes. The primary focus of this paper is on research about students' use of spreadsheets, data analysis/statistics, and probability software. The secondary focus is on research about graphing software.

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