id: 05878453
dt: j
an: 2011c.00857
au: Fischer, Joyce; Wayment, Stanley; Johnson, Christopher
ti: Second differences: A mathematical bridge between two projects.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 20, No. 7, 563-574
(2010).
py: 2010
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: M55 F65 B50
ut: discovery learning; inquiry; contextual problem-based learning; patterning;
sequences; second differences; star numbers; figurate numbers; Chinese
checkers; Newton’s second law of motion
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970902788889
ab: 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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