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Number Theory, Dialogue, and the Use of Spreadsheets in Teacher Education
Spreadsheets in Education (eJSiE)
  • Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam
Date of this Version
4-6-2011
Abstract
This paper demonstrates the use of a spreadsheet in teaching topics in elementary number theory. It emphasizes both the power and deficiency of inductive reasoning using a number of historically significant examples. The notion of computational experiment as a modern approach to the teaching of mathematics is discussed. The paper, grounded in a teacher-student dialogue as an instructional method, is a reflection on the author’s work over the years with prospective teachers of secondary mathematics.
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Sergei Abramovich. "Number Theory, Dialogue, and the Use of Spreadsheets in Teacher Education" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sergei_abramovich/6/