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ERIC Number: EJ538284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
When Knottiness is Fitting Behavior.
Fosnaugh, Linda S.; And Others
Mathematics Teacher, v90 n1 p23-24 Jan 1997
Describes a classroom activity based on the practice of fishermen tying knots in boat anchor ropes to determine river or lake depth. Knot-tying provides a simple hands-on context for students modeling in algebra. Students were actively involved in measuring, collecting data, fitting a line to data, finding an equation for a line, and checking a model. Includes a worksheet. (PVD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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