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ERIC Number: EJ858176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Evolving Polygons and Spreadsheets: Connecting Mathematics across Grade Levels in Teacher Education
Abramovich, Sergei; Brouwer, Peter
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v28 n3 p209-220 Jul 2009
This paper was prepared in response to the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences recommendations for the preparation of secondary teachers. It shows how using trigonometry as a conceptual tool in spreadsheet-based applications enables one to develop mathematical understanding in the context of constructing geometric representations of unit fractions, a topic typically associated with elementary school curriculum. It that way, the paper shows how using technology, mathematical topics at different K-12 grade levels can be connected. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York