Closed but provocative questions: curves enclosing unit area

Foster, Colin (2014) Closed but provocative questions: curves enclosing unit area. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology . ISSN 0020-739X (In Press)

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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 open-ended way.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: closed questions; curve sketching; integration; intersecting curves; inverse problems; open questions; provocative questions; quadratic equations; simultaneous equations; working backwards
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Foster, Dr Colin
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 14:22
Last Modified: 08 May 2020 11:46

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