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\iteman{ZMATH 2011c.00857}
\itemau{Fischer, Joyce; Wayment, Stanley; Johnson, Christopher}
\itemti{Second differences: A mathematical bridge between two projects.}
\itemso{PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 20, No. 7, 563-574 (2010).}
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Summary: Making connections is one of the most important foundations involved in learning mathematics. Two projects are presented in this article: one involving Newton's Second Law of Motion and the other involving the determination of star numbers, a type of figurate number. The two invoke seemingly different modalities for students at different levels of mathematical maturity, and yet they share a deep academic connection.
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\itemcc{M55 F65 B50}
\itemut{discovery learning; inquiry; contextual problem-based learning; patterning; sequences; second differences; star numbers; figurate numbers; Chinese checkers; Newton's second law of motion}
\itemli{doi:10.1080/10511970902788889}
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