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Topic: Using Spreadsheets
Replies: 5   Last Post: Jul 21, 1995 11:19 AM

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Ben Preddy

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Re: Using Spreadsheets
Posted: Jul 21, 1995 11:19 AM
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Jim,
Try putting some data into a spreadsheet and graph it. Have your
student make conjectures what kind of function would fit the data. (You can
generate the data intitially from a function, or copy it from some source -
book, newspaper, etc.)
Your students could put the function they want to try into the
spreadsheet and generate data and plot it. A discussion of how various
functions (equations) represent the data better or worse might be
interesting.
Have fun.

Ben

>I am a student working on a project for my Methods for Teaching
>Secondary Mathematics. I would like to incorporate spreadsheets
>into my lesson/presentation. I currently work as a Business
>Systems Analyst for an insurance company and hope to use some of
>the reports generated by the company in my presentation. Does
>anyone have any suggestions what secondary level math topics could
>be developed/explored from spreadsheets?
>
>Thank you,

Wright







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