Examining Students' Reluctance to Use Graphs
Frances Van Dyke, Alexander White
September 2004, Volume 98, Issue 2, Page 110
What students do not understand about graphing and why they remain reluctant to use it for problem solving at the calculus level. The authors point out that graphing was not developed until the 17th century. Conclusions are that students lack understanding in the concept of function, the Cartesian connection, and the mathematical description of change.
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Calculus and Higher Level Mathematics
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