Abstract

This article may be accessed from the following website (additional fees may apply): http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3950/is_200301/ai_n9173558 One of the many challenges of teaching, especially on the lower level, is that of motivation. Thus, problems that students recognize as meaningful in life are of great help in the classroom. This problem could be used in algebra or a statistics course to provide motivation. The following analysis has students calculating appliance efficiency using basic arithmetic, and they can take this problem home to their own appliances as well as apply these skills to their future purchases.

Publication Date

2003

Comments

Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Mathematical Sciences (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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