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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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196- Contexts for Complex Numbers

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
205 B (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Michael Pershan
Max Ray

Handouts 196-Pershan-and-Ray-ContextsForComplexNumbers.pdf


Students are often taught that complex numbers are solutions to previously unsolvable equations. This is historically inaccurate, and often unsatisfying to students. What are complex numbers good for? In this session we'll share problems that create a need for complex numbers, while drawing connections between transformations, geometry, and algebra.


Presentation Format: 9-12 Session


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