
06585958
j
2016d.00768
Foster, Colin
Closed but provocative questions: curves enclosing unit area.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 46, No. 5, 776783 (2015).
2015
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
I50
closed questions
integration
inverse problems
open questions
provocative questions
working backwards
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2014.992989
Summary: This article describes a task leading to work on curve sketching, simultaneous equations and integration to find the area enclosed between two curves. An initial closed question is used to confront students with a provocative answer, which they then explore in a much more openended way.