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ERIC Number: EJ874178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Mathematics for the New Millennium
Gordon, Sheldon P.
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v11 n2 p37-44 2004
Courses below calculus need to be refocused to emphasise conceptual understanding and realistic applications via mathematical modelling rather than an overarching focus on developing algebraic skills that may be needed for calculus. Without understanding the concepts, students will not be able to transfer the mathematics to new situations or to use modern technology wisely or effectively. Without a modelling approach, students do not recognise the mathematics when it arises in courses in other fields. And, in an era when any routine operation can be performed at the push of a button, courses that make development of algebraic skills the primary objective are producing nothing more than imperfect organic clones of existing technology. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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