ERIC Number: ED396697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Let's Not Let the Number of Warthogs Be "X."
The issue of how to integrate information technology in the teaching/learning environment remains strongly associated with the use of the computer as a tool. While technology based tools such as Logo have been advocated for problem solvers at the elementary level, spreadsheets have a great deal of potential for use at both the junior and senior high school levels. In this paper, alternatives to the solution of a variety of math problems, ranging from story problems to finding the root of equations, are explored. Although not all problems lend themselves to the use of spreadsheets, such an approach does add a viable alternative to existing problem solving strategies. The greater the number of strategies available to students, the more likely it is that differences in learning styles can be accommodated. Seven figures depict solutions to the sample problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Recreating the Revolution. Proceedings of the Annual National Educational Computing Conference (15th, Boston, Massachusetts, June 13-15, 1994); see IR 017 841.