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ERIC Number: EJ1144884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Tuning Out the World with Noise-Canceling Headphones
McCulloch, Allison W.; Whitehead, Ashley; Lovett, Jennifer N.; Whitley, Blake
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n8 p606-611 Apr 2017
Context is what makes mathematical modeling tasks different from more traditional textbook word problems. Math problems are sometimes stripped of context as they are worked on. For modeling problems, however, context is important for making sense of the mathematics. The task should be brought back to its real-world context as often as possible. In this article the authors present a GeoGebra-based trigonometric function modeling task along with examples of student thinking from implementation with second year algebra students. The goal is to draw attention to the importance of context throughout the modeling process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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