 
Summary: Strategies and Guidelines for
Using a
Computer Algebra System
in the Classroom
by
G. Donald Allen1
Jim Herod2
Mark Holmes3
Vince Ervin4
Robert Lopez5
Joe Marlin6
Doug Meade7
David Sanchez1
Introduction
More and more faculties of mathematics have chosen to use a Computer Alge
bras System CAS, such as Maple8, Mathematica9, or MATLAB10, in the class
room, substantially the calculus classroom. All but a handful genuinely understand
what di culties they will encounter. The main problem is to formulate answers to
the questions
What part of the course objectives are assisted by the use of technology?
