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  • Posted in: IMPACT Live!

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the Special SIMIODE Issue - Using Modelling to Motivate and Teach Differential Equations of the International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology , Volume 55, Number 2, February ... More of this discussion

  • Posted in: IMPACT Live!

    I agree with Matthew. Pre-calculus students learn graphing polynomial functions to lay a foundation for understanding more complex concepts later on. While they may not yet be ready to find local maxima and minima, postponing this topic until calculus ... More of this discussion

  • Posted in: IMPACT Live!

    Perhaps we should ponder the whole concept of teaching a separate precalculus course. It's possible that students would benefit more from the introduction of precalculus topics as the concepts of limits, derivatives and integrals are being taught. ... More of this discussion

  • Posted in: IMPACT Live!

    It is true that a complete graph of polynomials (third degree and higher) cannot be drawn analytically at this point, but there is still a lot of valuable learning in creating a sketch with what we can find. My methodology for graphing polynomial functions ... More of this discussion