Date: Jun 30, 1995 10:15 AM
Author: Rick Jennings
Subject: Formulas - Lectured or discovered?

OK - Here is a specific example. Please see what your inclination is on this.
Would like to deal with formulas (of all types) at the high school level.
Where they come from, the effects of "tweaking" one of the variables, the
derivation of the units (e.g. BTUs), manipulation, et al. I am looking for a
context that might be interesting to students and would allow for this type
of analysis. One colleague suggested a heat-efficient house as a setting.
What do you think?
Rick