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ERIC Number: EJ787034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
The Dreaded "Work" Problems Revisited: Connections through Problem Solving from Basic Fractions to Calculus
Shore, Felice S.; Pascal, Matthew
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n7 p504-511 Mar 2008
This article describes several distinct approaches taken by preservice elementary teachers to solving a classic rate problem. Their approaches incorporate a variety of mathematical concepts, ranging from proportions to infinite series, and illustrate the power of all five NCTM Process Standards. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A