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Using Engineering to Understand Reciprocal Functions

Janet Sharp, Loren Zachary, Greg Luttenegger 

April 2006, Volume 11, Issue 8, Page 390

Abstract:
How students investigated numerical data resulting from an engineering experiment as a way to develop understanding of reciprocal functions. Includes sample graphs and project instructions.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
3-D Shapes
Grades 6-8
Data Analysis & Statistics
Conceptual Development
Lesson Plans
Teacher
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Representation
Ratios / Proportions