ERIC Number: ED421357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-15
Sequences, Series, and Spreadsheets: A Mathematical Excursion.
Rochowicz, John A., Jr.
The use of technology allows students to look at mathematical concepts in many different ways. With a variety of perspectives, studying ideas that were at one time difficult to understand are possible. Mathematics learning focuses more on concepts and less on computations. Various sequences including arithmetic, geometric, and partial sum can be studied in explicitly defined and recursive forms. This paper describes spreadsheet macros for automating computations and graphing relationships for these sequences. Learning mathematics with technology enables the student to develop intuition for correct results and to do meaningful mathematics. Classroom examples illustrate the relevance of the mathematics concepts studied. As technology continues to be part of many facets of society, studying mathematics with technology is also becoming increasingly necessary. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
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