Electronic Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Orlando, Florida, October 31-November 3, 2002

Paper C059

Systematic Formulation of Mathematical Word Problems Involving Units

Ranel E. Erickson

University of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

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You will learn systematic problem-solving strategies that help students not only understand word problems with units, but to confidently formulate corresponding mathematical expressions. Using Internet technologies and new concepts of 'unified numbers' (involving quantities, units, and dimensions), students can sequentially combine 'unified components' together to construct a mathematical model.

Keyword(s): modeling