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ERIC Number: EJ902132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Trigonometry Comes Alive through Digital Storytelling
Gould, Doug; Schmidt, Denise A.
Mathematics Teacher, v104 n4 p296-301 Nov 2010
Story problems are a part of most mathematics curricula and are sometimes used as writing exercises in mathematics classrooms. Such writing exercises may include requiring students to rewrite story problems in their own words, using language that is familiar to them, or rewriting story problems using simpler number facts. The current emphasis on rigor and relevance in classrooms places even more significance on connecting such problems to real-life situations and solutions in relationship to mathematical thinking. In this article, the authors describe a digital storytelling project that allows high school students to create digital story problems about real-life situations and then apply trigonometric functions to solve these problems. This digital storytelling project provides students with a learning opportunity that connects mathematical concepts to their real-world experiences. The real-life settings and the stories told have captured students' attention and held it. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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