
02360247
j
2004d.03418
Abramovich, Sergei
Brantlinger, Andrew
Technologymotivated teaching of topics in number theory through a tool kit approach.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 35, No. 3, 317333 (2004).
2004
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
F69
U79
R79
D49
Eisenstein triples
Pick's theorem
doi:10.1080/00207390410001686544
This paper shows how the computational and graphical capabilities of spreadsheets allow for interactive analytic and geometric constructions from numerical modelling of homogeneous Diophantine equations of the second order. Suggested activities, designed for prospective teachers of mathematics and made possible by what is referred to in the paper as the tool kit approach, enable one to revisit classic mathematics concepts within the framework of computerized mathematical experiment.