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Forever May Only Be a Few Seconds

James O'Connor 

April 1999, Volume 92, Issue 4, Page 300

Abstract:
One day, I brought a ball to mathematics class and dropped it. After developing the equations for the finite distance that the ball would travel, I asked the class whether the ball that I had dropped earlier was still bouncing. I was amazed at the enthusiastic discussion that followed.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Intervention
Sequences / Series