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Weaver, Dave; And Others – 1987

This report examines mathematical graphing utilities or function plotters for use in introductory algebra classes of more advanced courses. Each product selected for inclusion in this report is able to construct the graph of a given equation on the screen and serves as a utility which may be used by the student for an open-ended exploration of a…

Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction

Spikell, Mark A.; Deane, William R. – 1971

This paper discusses methods of sketching various types of algebraic functions from an analysis of the portions of the plane where the curve will be found and where it will not be found. The discussion is limited to rational functions. Methods and techniques presented are applicable to the secondary mathematics curriculum from algebra through…

Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Instruction, Mathematics

Hoines, Marit Johnsen, Ed.;; Fuglestad, Anne Berit, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004

This document contains the fourth volume of the proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference presentations are centered around the theme "Inclusion and Diversity". This volume features 64 research report papers: (1) Situated or Abstract: The Effect of Combining Context…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equations (Mathematics), Teaching Methods, Misconceptions

Capper, Michael R., Comp. – 1969

See JC 690 392 above. [Not available in hard copy because of marginal reproducibility of original.]

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Behavioral Objectives, Calculus, Two Year Colleges

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Elk, Seymour B. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1997

Suggests that the cross product of two vectors can be more easily and accurately explained by starting from the perspective of dyadics because then the concept of vector multiplication has a simple geometrical picture that encompasses both the dot and cross products in any number of dimensions in terms of orthogonal unit vector components. (AIM)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Higher Education, Mathematical Concepts

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McIntosh, Jerry A. – Mathematics Teacher, 1973

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics, Instruction

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Austin, Joe Dan – School Science and Mathematics, 1979

Graphing techniques are used to demonstrate the inverse function theorem and that the graph of the inverse function can be obtained by flipping the graph about the line y=x. (MP)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Graphs, Mathematics

Giblin, P. J. – Mathematical Gazette, 1972

Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics

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Dotson, W. G. – Math Teacher, 1969

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics, Geometric Concepts

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Alson, Pedro – School Science and Mathematics, 1992

Presents a qualitative and global method of graphing functions that involves transformations of the graph of a known function in the cartesian coordinate system referred to as graphic operators. Explains how the method has been taught to students and some comments about the results obtained. (MDH)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry

Feinstein, Irwin K. – MATYC Journal, 1976

A method is presented for finding an asymptote which is not parallel to the x or y axis in a graph. (DT)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics, Higher Education

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Hirst, K. E. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1972

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, College Mathematics, Instruction

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Germain-McCarthy, Yvelyne – Mathematics Teacher, 1995

Presents a strategy for graphing conic sections on the polar plane without using a table of values by beginning with information gained from the graphs of circular functions. (MKR)

Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Graphs

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Camp, Dane R. – Mathematics Teacher, 1995

Presents a game used to help students learning polar coordinates in precalculus class. The game is a variation of the game Battleship with the major difference being that students use polar coordinates. Includes reproducible student worksheets and directions. (MKR)

Descriptors: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Educational Games, High Schools

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Wilson, Alan – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 1978

Outlines mathematical topics of use to college geography students identifies teaching methods for mathematical techniques in geography at the University of Leeds; and discusses problem of providing students with a framework for synthesizing all content of geography education. For journal availability, see SO 506 593. (Author/AV)

Descriptors: Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Comparative Education