Multiple Representations and the Understanding of Taylor Polynomials

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dc.contributor.author Habre, Samer
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-11T12:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-11T12:30:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2015-09-11
dc.identifier.issn 1051-1970 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2128
dc.description.abstract The study of Maclaurin and Taylor polynomials entails the comprehension of various new mathematical ideas. Those polynomials are initially discussed at the college level in a calculus class and then again in a course on numerical methods. This article investigates the understanding of these polynomials by students taking a numerical methods class at the Lebanese American University in Beirut. The class adopted a closed laboratory format where Mathematica was used extensively. Results show that the added graphical dimension due to the use of the software does not necessarily contribute to a further understanding of the topics under examination. In fact, each subject of the study exhibited a unique mode of understanding: For one, it was purely graphical, for another analytical/numerical, and for the third all three modes complemented each other. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Multiple Representations and the Understanding of Taylor Polynomials en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal PRIMUS en_US
dc.journal.volume 19 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 417-432 en_US
dc.keywords Multiple representations en_US
dc.keywords Approximation en_US
dc.keywords Maclaurin and Taylor polynomials en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/10511970701668209 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Habre, S. (2009). Multiple representations and the understanding of Taylor polynomials. PRIMUS, 19(5), 417-432. en_US
dc.author.email shabre@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10511970701668209

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