TITLE

Teaching harmonic motion in trigonometry: Inductive inquiry supported by physics simulations

AUTHOR(S)
Sokolowski, Andrzej; Rackley, Robin
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal;2011, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes an activity on the use scientific environment to teach trigonometry in the process of mathematical modelling. It argues that using trigonometric functions to model harmonic motion can give a rich scientific context to exercise mathematical modelling through inductive inquiry in trigonometry. A need for a more systematic study of the influence of the simulations on mathematical knowledge acquisition by students is cited.
ACCESSION #
62824462

 

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