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ERIC Number: EJ897198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Second Differences: A Mathematical Bridge between Two Projects
Fischer, Joyce; Wayment, Stanley; Johnson, Christopher
PRIMUS, v20 n7 p563-574 2010
Making connections is one of the most important foundations involved in learning mathematics. Two projects are presented in this article: one involving Newton's Second Law of Motion and the other involving the determination of star numbers, a type of figurate number. The two invoke seemingly different modalities for students at different levels of mathematical maturity, and yet they share a deep academic connection. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A