Navigation ^

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

174- Does This Line Ever Move? Use Polynomials to Find Out!

Thursday, April 10, 2014: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom A (Hilton)
Lead Speaker:
Kenneth R. Chelst
Thomas G. Edwards and S. Asli Özgün-Koca

  • NCTM TSA queues polynomial teacher.pdf (536.0 kB)
  • NCTM TSA queues polynomial student .pdf (511.7 kB)

  • Polynomials are often presented without a context. The study of queueing (waiting in line) uses polynomials that can be explored in context. Participants in this session will graph, explore, and interpret polynomials that arise in queueing contexts and will use them to illustrate the difference between separate lines for multiple servers versus one shared line.

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

    See more of: 9-12 Session