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ERIC Number: EJ1153294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
Coding in Senior School Mathematics with Live Editing
Thompson, Ian
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v31 n1 p29-37 2017
In this paper, an example is offered of a problem-solving task for senior secondary school students which was given in the context of a story. As the story unfolds, the task requires progressively more complex forms of linear programming to be applied. Coding in MATLAB is used throughout the task in such a way that it supports the increasing complexity of the task, and performs routine procedural work for the students, thereby allowing them to focus on the mathematical concepts. The task is presented to the students in MATLAB code. Using the live editor facility in MATLAB, the code is made to resemble a worksheet. This approach makes technology widely used in universities and industry accessible and relevant to secondary school mathematics students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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