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Spreadsheets as Generators of New Meanings in Middle School Algebra


Computers in the Schools Volume 13, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0569


Describes how using spreadsheets helped seventh grade algebra students develop problem-solving skills. Topics include the functional dualism of the spreadsheet as a text, uniting enactive and numeric modeling of word problems, new meanings and reciprocal learning, learning through problem "posing," higher levels of thinking, and decreasing intellectual risk and increasing dialogic exchange in a computerized classroom. (DGM)


Abramovich, S. & Nabors, W. (1997). Spreadsheets as Generators of New Meanings in Middle School Algebra. Computers in the Schools, 13(1), 13-25. Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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