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ERIC Number: EJ785265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Extended Analyses: Finding Deep Structure in Standard High School Mathematics
Stanley, Dick; Sundstrom, Manya
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v10 n4-6 p391-397 Dec 2007
This paper describes an approach for pre-service or in-service mathematics education that teaches sophisticated mathematics using only the tools of high school mathematics. The idea is to start with a standard problem from high school mathematics and let the solution to this problem serve as a platform for asking good mathematical questions and searching for deeper mathematical structure beyond the obvious "answer" to the question. Surprisingly, it turns out that high school mathematics is remarkably open to this sort of analysis, and the results are more interesting mathematically than one might initially think.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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