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Name :  David J.  Jeffrey * Name:   
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Affiliation: University of Western Ontario Name:   
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01-26  E-mail:    
Session: 1- Computer Algebra in Education Schedule:
Saturday, 11:00
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Getting from x to y without crashing
When teaching with technology, we want to teach mathematics, but we cannot avoid teaching software as well. In a similar way, a car is a means of getting from A to B, but you cannot make the journey without a driver's license. I discuss my experience of getting from x to y using Maple and Matlab. In both cases, I have collected the places where students most often crash and I have developed teaching material to set up buffers before they arrive. For example, in Maple there are differences between expressions and functions; in Matlab [1,2]/[4,5] is different from [1,2]./[4,5].