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Abramovich, Sergei; Sugden, Stephen J. – PRIMUS, 2008
Solving indeterminate algebraic equations in integers is a classic topic in the mathematics curricula across grades. At the undergraduate level, the study of solutions of non-linear equations of this kind can be motivated by the use of technology. This article shows how the unity of geometric contextualization and spreadsheet-based amplification…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Geometric Concepts, Equations (Mathematics), Algebra
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Abramovich, Sergei; Grinshpan, Arcadii Z. – PRIMUS, 2008
This article focuses on the important role of applications in teaching mathematics to students with career paths other than mathematics. These include the fields as diverse as education, engineering, business, and life sciences. Particular attention is given to instructional computing as a means for concept development in mathematics education…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Education Courses, Mathematics Education, Biological Sciences