ERIC Number: EJ785753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 0
Does a Cube Have an Equation?
Satianov, Pavel; Fried, Michael N.
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v26 n4 p187-195 2007
This article looks at the question of whether and how a geometrical cube may be determined as the solution set of a single equation. Beyond this being an interesting and surprising result for upper high school and first year college students, we argue that, as an investigative activity, it has value in refining students' images of what solutions of equations can be and, with that, refining their ideas of what an equation is.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Equations (Mathematics), Secondary School Mathematics, College Mathematics, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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