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, 46 (5). pp. 776-783. ISSN 0020-739X

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Abstract

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
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology on 17 December 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0020739X.2014.992989#.VcSFyflLZgI
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 Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2014.992989
Depositing User: Foster, Dr Colin
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 14:42
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29529

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