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\iteman{ZMATH 2011c.00756}
\itemau{Bryan, Luajean N.}
\itemti{Cooking with quadratics.}
\itemso{Math. Teach. (Reston) 104, No. 4, 308-314 (2010).}
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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)
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\itemcc{K44 K84 I44}
\itemut{educational technology; data analysis; elementary algebra; data collection; student motivation; heat; quadratic equations; teaching methods; problem solving; cooperative learning; experiments; secondary school mathematics; high schools; physics; mathematical applications}
\itemli{http://www.nctm.org/eresources/article\_summary.asp?URI=MT2010-11-308a&from=B}
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