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Title: Using Excel to Understand Story Problems 
Author: Evangelista, Teri
Date: 2009-05-09
Publisher: Department of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Hawaii
Abstract: Math classes can boring and distant to most students. The solution seems to be to pull away from traditional teaching practices and move towards learning styles. Every student does not learn in the same exact way. Enabling learners to approach something as complex as a mathematical word problem through graphing helps the learner process the data calculated, and integrating technology to ensure accuracy and a clearer picture of the data should increase student success. One of the major findings in this study was that students had never thought of using Excel to do math problems, yet many know its ability to store data and fewer realize that scatter plots can be created from the program. Teachers might consider tapping into this underused resource to deepen their learners’ understanding of using algebra in everyday life using Excel.
Pages/Duration: multiple
Keywords: math and technology
LC Subject Headings: Mathematics
Word problems (Mathematics)
Instructional systems -- Design

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Term paper DRAFT.doc 245.5Kb Microsoft Word View/Open
TCC paper Evangelista_Final.doc 64.5Kb Microsoft Word View/Open
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  • ETEC 690, Spring 2009 [14]
    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2009.


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