ERIC Number: EJ1060950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Exploring Discrete Mathematics with American Football
Muldoon Brown, Tricia; Kahn, Eric B.
PRIMUS, v25 n5 p421-438 2015
This paper presents an extended project that offers, through American football, an application of concepts from enumerative combinatorics and an introduction to proofs course. The questions in this paper and subsequent details concerning equivalence relations and counting techniques can be used to reinforce these new topics to students in such a transition-to-proofs-type course or to offer an application of known theoretical mathematics to students with more advanced understanding in the major.
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletics, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Validity, Mathematical Logic, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Computation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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