ERIC Number: ED057600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-26
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Project Solo; Newsletter Number Five.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.
Three examples of how the computer terminal can be used to provide the kind of "pictorial" information that makes graphs such a valuable aid in the teaching of quantitatively oriented subjects are presented. In the first example the graph is part of the "frame" of information presented to a student in a tutorial which reviews trigonometric functions and their graphical descriptions. The second example shows how professionally prepared "packages" can be useful, especially when the primary activity of the user is not concerned with computing as such. The third module, prepared by Project Solo, lists a sample program which includes the essential tools necessary to produce good graphs, but which itself produces a rather poor graph. The problems at the end of the module require putting these tools together with some ingenuity to produce a better graph. (JY)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Project Solo.