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ERIC Number: EJ829520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Helping Students Make Sense of Logarithms and Logarithmic Relationships
DePierro, Ed; Garafalo, Fred; Toomey, Rick
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n9 p1226-1228 Sep 2008
This paper summarizes difficulties that chemistry students at all levels commonly exhibit when translating, manipulating, and interpreting mathematical expressions that contain logarithms, and offers approaches that the authors have found useful to help students overcome such difficulties. The online supplement provides problem sets created by the authors, based on student-instructor interactions that have taken place during many classes, help sessions, and laboratories. They range in level of difficulty from those appropriate for high school and first-year college students, to those appropriate for more advanced students. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A