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ERIC Number: EJ775049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
More than Ladders
Leadbetter, Mark
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n204 p9-11 Sep 2007
In this article, the author describes a 200-year-old ladder problem that can carry learners to high levels of mathematical thinking and activity. This problem requires learners to go from a word problem to an equation to a graph and from there to a solution. As this problem of specifics is turned into a problem using variables, technology, specifically graphical calculators, "Geometer's Sketchpad" (GSP), and "Fathom," aid the investigation of this problem. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A