@article {MATHEDUC.05878281,
author = {Bryan, Luajean N.},
title = {Cooking with quadratics.},
year = {2010},
journal = {Mathematics Teacher},
volume = {104},
number = {4},
issn = {0025-5769},
pages = {308-314},
publisher = {National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA},
abstract = {Summary: A project that mixes algebra with data collection, uses technology, extends into data analysis, and cooks marshmallows can excite both teachers and students. This article describes a project that intends to pique students' interest in higher mathematics, incorporate their knowledge of parabolas, and offer a meaningful mathematics experience. Using basic properties of a parabola, students collect and analyze temperature data and construct a three-dimensional model from a quadratic equation--to cook marshmallows. Cooking with quadratics made mathematics meaningful to students. A student instruction sheet and project guidelines are included. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.) (ERIC)},
msc2010 = {K44xx (K84xx I44xx)},
identifier = {2011c.00756},
}