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Guided Discovery, Visualization, and Technology Applied to the New Curriculum for Secondary Mathematics

K. Smith
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Year: 1996
Volume: 15
Issue: 4
Page range: 383-399

Linear programming has recently been integrated into the high school mathematics curriculum. Graphical problem solving offers methods for teaching systems of constraints and objectives which emphasize visualization and student discovery. Activities which highlighted major concepts of linear programming are presented. These activities demonstrate how technology allows students to solve linear programming problems using exploration prior to learning algorithmic methods. They have been used with preservice teachers, offering them experience with the new curriculum and use of technology.

*Applied Mathematics > Optimization