ERIC Number: ED458104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-11
Bicycles, Birds, Bats and Balloons: New Applications for Algebra Classes.
Yoshiwara, Bruce; Yoshiwara, Kathy
This collection of activities is intended to enhance the teaching of college algebra through the use of modeling. The problems use real data and involve the representation and interpretation of the data. The concepts addressed include rates of change, linear and quadratic regression, and functions. The collection consists of eight problems, four of which have solutions, and suggestions for the writing of further problems. (Contains 14 references.) (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2000).