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Wagner, Jennifer; Sharp, Janet – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
Calculus, perhaps more than other areas of mathematics, has a reputation for being steeped with procedures. In fact, through the years, it has been noticed of many students getting caught in the trap of trying to memorize algorithms and rules without developing associated concept knowledge. Specifically, students often struggle with the…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation
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Lobo, Glen E. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
The topic of this month's department is writing macros in Excel. The examples given are of use to teachers who maintain their grade books in Excel, and show, for example, how to drop the lowest or choose the highest scores from a student's record. The Surfing Note cites a collection of online tools and resources for professional development…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers