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Beigie, Darin – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
Spreadsheets provide a rich setting for first-year algebra students to solve problems. Individual spreadsheet cells play the role of variables, and creating algebraic expressions for a spreadsheet to perform a task allows students to achieve a glimpse of how mathematics is used to program a computer and solve problems. Classic optimization…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Spreadsheets, Algebra