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Title: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Url: https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Lessons/The-Dev...
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Description: This lesson from Illuminations helps illustrate recursive sequences. The interdisciplinary lesson uses elements from the short story The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet. A mathematical game has been created from the example of the story. A worksheet for the game is provided. The lesson will help students to use recursive or iterative forms to represent relationships, approximate and interpret rates of change from numerical data and draw reasonable conclusions about a situation being modeled. The material is intended for grades 9-12 and should require 1 class period to complete.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Numerical analysis -- Iterative methods
Science -- Mathematics -- Philosophy -- Mathematical logic -- Recursion theory -- Recursive functions. Recursive arithmetic
Science -- Mathematics -- Sequences
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Algebra
Language Arts -- Literature
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Algebra
Mathematics -- Sequences
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Model
Instructional Material -- Problem Set
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- PDF
Document -- XLS
Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Language: English
Rights: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Access Rights: Free access
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