ERIC Number: ED315297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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Some Little Night Problems.
Cannon, Lawrence O.; Elich, Joe
In most mathematics problem solving work, students' motivation comes from trying to please their teachers or to earn a good grade. The questions students must tackle are almost never generated by their own interest. Seven open-ended college algebra-level problems are presented in which the solution of one question suggests other related questions. Problems and successive questions are for: (1) Prime Numbers; (2) Pythagorean Triples; (3) Iteration; (4) Golden Ratio in Logarithms; (5) Equilateral Triangles; and (6) Mathematical Inductions. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (15th, Baltimore, MD, October 1989).