A Problem to Get Your Students' Goats

James P. Herrington


Students at any level of mathematics should be motivated to use the mathematical skills and concepts that they have acquired. The learning process is not complete until knowledge gained can be applied in practical situations. An interchange of information and a pooling of ideas may occur when students are given the opportunity to work together on a problem. Such dialogue among students working toward a common goal can help reinforce the concepts already learned, and motivate them to explore other areas of mathematics.


Geometry; Trigonometry; Problem Solving

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