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Thursday, March 7 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Exploring GRAPHING with Deep Understanding and Deep Joy. POPULAR!

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What does it mean to graph an equation? To graph a function? To graph a sequence? Are these graphs philosophically the "same" as the graphs scientists and staticians draw when displaying data? The answer is yes! Every graph one draws in middle-school and high-school mathematics is simply a scatter plot. We don't tend to call them that. But if one has that simple idea in mind, then so much of the angst we experience on matters of graphing simply dissipates. We'll explore this idea in the workshop, and then discuss beautiful and de-cluttered ways to think about graphing special functions (polynomial and quadratic functions, trigonometric functions, and more, if time allows).

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James Tanton

Mathematician in Residence, Mathematical Association of America
James Tanton (PhD. Mathematics, Princeton University, 1994) is a research mathematician deeply interested in bridging the gap between the mathematics experienced by school students and the creative mathematics practiced and explored by mathematicians. He worked as a college professor... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
GP Comp 74/75 11202 104 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2Z1, Canada
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