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ERIC Number: EJ775020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Using Technology to Optimize and Generalize: The Least-Squares Line
Burke, Maurice J.; Hodgson, Ted R.
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n2 p102-107 Sep 2007
With the help of technology and a basic high school algebra method for finding the vertex of a quadratic polynomial, students can develop and prove the formula for least-squares lines. Students are exposed to the power of a computer algebra system to generalize processes they understand and to see deeper patterns in those processes. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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