id: 05206063
dt: j
an: 2007d.00379
au: Benson, Christine C.; Buerman, Margaret
ti: The inverse name game.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 101, No. 2, 108-112 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: I24 H44 D44
ut: inverse element; inverse function; teaching activities; internet;
comprehension
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: For many students, mathematics is anything but coherent, and
textbooks often do not make connections among concepts. Mathematics
teachers must teach more than what is in the text in order to help
students see and understand the big picture. Doing so will also help
students recognize the concept and apply it in contexts outside of
mathematics. The exploration of the concept of inverse is of value
because it helps students defend, refine, or reinforce their personal
ideas about what inverse is or does. Exploration of the inverse also
models for students that in mathematics one looks for patterns, asks
questions, and reasons the way toward solutions. (Contains 5 figures.)
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