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Publications [#323466] of David A. Smith
Papers Published
 Fey, JT; Smith, DA, Algebra as part of an integrated high school curriculum,
in And the Rest is Just Algebra, edited by Stewart, S
(October 6, 2016),
pp. 119129, Springer, ISBN 9783319450537 [doi]
(last updated on 2018/03/19)
Abstract: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017. Traditional high school mathematics curricula in the United States devote 2 years almost exclusively to development of student proficiency in the symbolic manipulations required for solving algebraic equations and generating equivalent algebraic expressions. However, recent design experiments have shown that a focus on functions, mathematical modeling, and computer algebra tools enables effective integration of algebra with the other core strands of high school mathematics.
Keywords: integrated curriculum • school algebra • functions • problem based learning • mathematical modeling • applications


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