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ERIC Number: EJ1101020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Discovering the Art of Mathematics: Using String Art to Investigate Calculus
von Renesse, Christine; Ecke, Volker
PRIMUS, v26 n4 p283-296 2016
One goal of our Discovering the Art of Mathematics project is to empower students in the liberal arts to become confident creators of art and imaginative creators of mathematics. In this paper, we describe our experience with using string art to guide liberal arts students in exploring ideas of calculus. We provide excerpts from our inquiry-based learning materials (freely available at www.artofmathematics.org) and show some original student string art. Additionally, we reflect on the complexity of the definition of tangency and how to make the complexity come alive in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Grant or Contract Numbers: NSF1225915|NSF0836943