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ERIC Number: EJ775021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
The Inverse Name Game
Benson, Christine C.; Buerman, Margaret
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n2 p108-112 Sep 2007
For many students, mathematics is anything but coherent, and textbooks often do not make connections among concepts. Mathematics teachers must teach more than what is in the text in order to help students see and understand the big picture. Doing so will also help students recognize the concept and apply it in contexts outside of mathematics. The exploration of the concept of inverse is of value because it helps students defend, refine, or reinforce their personal ideas about what inverse is or does. Exploration of the inverse also models for students that in mathematics one looks for patterns, asks questions, and reasons the way toward solutions. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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