Incorporating LyX as standard tool for writing mathematics - effects on teaching and learning

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Abstract

We report on the experience of half a decade of teaching mathematics in the South Pacific region, incorporating LyX as a standard tool for the students in the preparation of their submitted assignments. LyX is a What-You-See-Is-What-You- Mean graphical frontend to LaTeX, the most widely used mathematics markup tool for publishing mathematics documents. We briefly survey the current state of affairs of software used in common practices relevant to the teaching of mathematics, and then concentrate on the advantages offered by LyX. We describe the practicalities of adopting LyX as part and parcel of the course tools and aims,and we then discuss the immediate and longer term effects thereof, and contemplate on the pedagogical efficacy and relevance of LyX as a communication tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
Subtitle of host publicationICTMT 13
EditorsGilles Aldon, Jana Trgalová
Pages419-426
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017
Event13th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching - Lyon, France
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching
Abbreviated titleICTMT 13
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period3/07/176/07/17

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