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Title: The Unique Effects of Including History in College Algebra
Url: http://www.maa.org/publications/periodicals/convergence/the-unique-ef...
Creator: Goodwin, D.
Hagerty, G. W.
Smith, S.
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: Does knowing about Descartes help students understand the Cartesian coordinate system? Will teaching students the origin of the term parabola help them understand the mathematical importance of parabolas and other related matters? A team of mathematicians at Black Hills State University were curious about such matters, so they decided to investigate what the effects of including historical modules in college algebra might be in regards to students' understanding and mathematical communication. The results of their study can be found within this helpful article which was added as part of the online magazine, Convergence. Visitors to the site can read through the entire article, which includes information on the modules themselves and a summary of the team's findings.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- History
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Periodicals, societies, congresses, serial publications
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- History
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Algebra
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America.
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2007-12-12 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-08-05 10:33:12 (W3C-DTF)
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