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ERIC Number: EJ874177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Playing with Powers
Sriraman, Bharath; Strzelecki, Pawel
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v11 n1 p29-34 2004
This paper explores the wide range of pure mathematics that becomes accessible through the use of problems involving powers. In particular we stress the need to balance an applied and context based pedagogical and curricular approach to mathematics with the powerful pure mathematics beneath the simplicity of easily stated and understandable questions in pure mathematics. In doing so pupils realise the limitations of computational tools as well as gain an appreciation of the aesthetic beauty and power of mathematics in addition to its far-reaching applicability in the real world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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