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ERIC Number: EJ1109915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Mutual Calculations in Creating Accounting Models: A Demonstration of the Power of Matrix Mathematics in Accounting Education
Vysotskaya, Anna; Kolvakh, Oleg; Stoner, Greg
Accounting Education, v25 n4 p396-413 2016
The aim of this paper is to describe the innovative teaching approach used in the Southern Federal University, Russia, to teach accounting via a form of matrix mathematics. It thereby contributes to disseminating the technique of teaching to solve accounting cases using mutual calculations to a worldwide audience. The approach taken in this course provides useful insights for both accounting educators and accounting students by providing an alternative explanation and understanding of the main principles of accounting, and does so using a simple game simulation. This paper provides readers with an awareness of the broader international environment of accounting education and of the techniques that can be adopted in the teaching of accounting. The paper also demonstrates that any accounting operation can be represented by matrix equations, and, as a result, adds to the understanding of alternative processes of recording transactions and the mathematical generation of essential accounting reports. The paper thereby reveals the potential value of matrix-based approaches to accounting within the accounting educational environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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