Spreadsheets in teaching and learning topics in calculus

Sergei Abramovich, Ilya Levin

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Abstract

The use of spreadsheets in introducing students to the concept of a limit of a sequence is demonstrated and the possible computer-based scenario as the enhancement of the teaching/learning process of calculus is exemplified. It is shown how the spreadsheet's operational capability assists visualizing the Bolzano-Cauchy principle of convergence and leads eventually to the possibility of employing computer technology in deciding the convergence of positive series.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-275
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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