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Davis, Anna A.; Joswick, Candace – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
The correct use of visual perspective is one of the main reasons that virtual reality environments and realistic works of art look lifelike. Geometric construction techniques used by artists to achieve an accurate perspective effect were developed during the Renaissance. With the rise of computer graphics, translating the geometric ideas of 600…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Samuels, Jason – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
Calculus has frequently been called one the greatest intellectual achievements of humankind. As a key transitional course to college mathematics, it combines such elementary ideas as rate with new abstract ideas--such as infinity, instantaneous change, and limit--to formulate the derivative and the integral. Most calculus texts begin with the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Calculus, Graphs, Problem Solving