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ERIC Number: EJ943364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Algebra Aerobics
Barnes, Julie; Jaqua, Kathy
Mathematics Teacher, v105 n2 p96-101 Sep 2011
A kinesthetic approach to developing ideas of function transformations can get students physically and intellectually involved. This article presents low- or no-cost activities which use kinesthetics to support high school students' mathematical understanding of transformations of function graphs. The important point of these activities is to help students connect the language of motion--shifts, stretches, and compressions--with the actual movements. Later, when students are translating graphs on paper, the kinesthetic experiences will support their mathematical understanding. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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