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Revisiting an Ancient Problem through Contemporary Discourse

School Science and Mathematics Volume 99, Number 3, ISSN 0036-6803


Presents a computer-mediated discourse on the Pythagorean equation in a university classroom of preservice and inservice teachers. Shows how the use of a spreadsheet as a two-dimensional modeling tool enables students to conjecture the general solution to the Pythagorean equation. Argues that a computational approach to the ancient problem improves the well-known off-computer discussion. (Author/ASK)


Abramovich, S. (1999). Revisiting an Ancient Problem through Contemporary Discourse. School Science and Mathematics, 99(3), 148. Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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