ERIC Number: ED170115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
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Programmable Calculators Facilitate Simple Solutions to Mathematical Problems.
Snover, Stephen L.; Spikell, Mark A.
The message of this article is that there are many types of problems ordinarily requiring advanced techniques or special insight to solve which can now be done as simple programming exercises on inexpensive programmable calculators. Several examples appropriate for the secondary school curriculum are given. These are: (1) evaluating polynomials; (2) graphing functions; (3) solving inequalities and equations; (4) finding limits; (5) evaluating finite and infinite series; (6) computing variable length products; (7) searching for data; and (8) developing proof. Flow charts and programs are presented for one example. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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