Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, November 17-20, 1994Paper C027Motivating Mathematical Understanding via Surprises on the TI-85 |
Bruce EdwardsDepartment of Mathematics University of Florida 201 Walker Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 USA Phone: (904) 392-6165 be@math.ufl.edu |
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In this talk we will discuss another way technology can be used to motivate student interest in the classroom. We will present a series of examples on the TI-85 that produce surprising results. These surprises can be the focus of classroom discussion and motivate further mathematical study. Some of the examples will be
Keyword(s): graphing calculators, TI-85, pedagogy, calculus, derivatives, applications