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ERIC Number: EJ1106205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
A Measurement Activity to Encourage Exploration of Calculus Concepts
McGuffey, William
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v6 n2 p43-48 Fall 2015
This article describes an activity that incorporates measurement in order to lead students to discover and explore fundamental concepts of calculus. Students are provided with an experientially real starting point involving measurement and are encouraged to engage in mathematical discussions in a low-stakes environment. I describe the activity as it unfolded in my classroom, while indicating moments at which my students exhibited certain Standards for Mathematical Practice (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief School Officers, 2010) and Process Standards (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2000).
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)