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Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

2008 Volume 27, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Bridging the Gap between Mathematical Conjecture and Proof through Computer-Supported Cognitive Conflicts

    Chun-Yi Lee & Ming-Puu Chen

    In many mathematical problems, students can feel that the universality of a conjecture or a formula is validated by their experiment and experience. In contrast, students generally do not feel that... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Reorganizing Freshman Business Mathematics I: Background and Philosophy

    Kris Green & Allen Emerson

    This article is the first of the two-part discussion of the development of a new Freshman Business Mathematics (FBM) course at our college. Part I of the article describes the background and... More

    pp. 11-23

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  3. Using Dynamic Geometry Software to Convey Real-World Situations into the Classroom: The Experience of Student Mathematics Teachers with a Minimum Network Problem

    Bulent Guven

    As any ordinary person knows, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. What, then, is the shortest distance between three points? Four points? The study reported in this article... More

    pp. 24-37

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  4. Getting the Best out of Excel

    Chris Heys

    Excel, Microsoft's spreadsheet program, offers several tools which have proven useful in solving some optimization problems that arise in operations research. We will look at two such tools, the... More

    pp. 48-52

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