ERIC Number: ED116929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Topics in Mathematics.
Posey, Johnsie Jo, Ed.; And Others
This manual is a collection of materials and teaching strategies to motivate the development of mathematical ideas in secondary school mathematics programs or in beginning college mathematics programs. The unit is written for the instructor with step-by-step procedures including lists of needed materials. The exercises in this unit also appear in the separate publication, "Experiments in Experimental Mathematics." Contents include: geoboard activities in area and with the Pythagorean Theorem; exercises with arithmetic numerals; problems illustrating balance relationships; perfect number exercises, hidden combinations, and coordinate graphing; arrays, polynomials, and finite differences; physical problems that introduce convergent and divergent series; map coloring (Euler's Theorem); the analysis and prediction of patterns of motion with cycloids and area; and the Euler function. The unit concludes with more than 18 short investigations such as Tower of Hanoi Puzzle, box problem, Kongisberg Bridges problem, limits of sequences, and games that employ mathematical analysis. (Author/JBW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.