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Wolbert, William – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
The query "When are we ever going to use this?" is easily answered when discussing the slope of a line. The pitch of a roof, the grade of a road, and stair stringers are three applications of slope that are used extensively. The concept of slope, which is introduced fairly early in the mathematics curriculum has hands-on applications…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts
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Landers, Mara G. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
In this article, the author describes the development and implementation of a measurement-based group activity designed to support students in understanding the connection between angle magnitude and the shape of the sine function. She explains that the benefit of this activity is that it allows students to build their trigonometric knowledge…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Trigonometry, Mathematical Concepts, Experiential Learning
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Salsovic, Annette R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2009
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based lesson plan that uses the Internet. This article explains what a WebQuest is, shows how to create one, and provides an example. When engaged in a WebQuest, students use technology to experience cooperative learning and discovery learning while honing their research, writing, and presentation skills. It has been found…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Inquiry, Lesson Plans