General Mathematics


Final Extra Credit Possibilities

Authors: Timothy W. Jones

The teaching of college algebra or algebra 2 has been influenced a little by calculators, but not nearly enough. Currently algebra texts do not really develop their topics with programming calculators or making spreadsheets. This \emph{article} gives some of the ways students could program calculators. The article is glossed as extra credit possibilities. But really it should be hard to suggest that students, loaded up with their i-phones and computers, should ever think to use pencil and paper to solve quadratics, for example; it is embarrassing to the teaching profession. This is the sense in which algebra pedagogy has not changed nearly enough over the years. Regression analysis and programming calculators to solve real problems should be paramount, not doing algebra the same way it was done fifty or more years ago.

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