Electronic Proceedings of the Twentythird Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsDenver, Colorado, March 1720, 2011Paper S036
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Using Projects to Develop Concepts in Algebra/Precalculus 
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Datarich projects that require use of technology provide an effective way to develop students' understanding of different functions and mathematical techniques needed to solve realworld problems. Project topics include modeling height from bone length, predicting the population of an endangered species, and projecting the current economic downturn from housing starts data.
Keyword(s): college algebra, precalculus, applications