National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

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72- A Rationale for Irrationals: Convincing Students That Irrationals Exist

Thursday, April 18, 2013: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
401/402 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Nicholas H Wasserman

Although pi often is students’ first introduction to irrational numbers, we will explore an alternative activity for introducing and justifying the need for irrational numbers. Through an iterative process of generating increasingly better partitions of a number, we will engage in an unintended exploration of e.

Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
Grade Band Audience: 9 to 12, 6 to 8

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