The paper focuses on solving the nonlinear equation f(x)=0, one of the classic topics of Numerical Analysis present in the syllabus of experimental sections of Italian high schools in secondary education. The main objective of this paper is to propose an example of constructivist teaching practice emphasizing the computational approach with the use of MATLAB software. MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing, but it is also suitable for high school maths class teaching because of its powerful numeric engine, combined with interactive visualization tools. All this helps to keep teaching and learning of this part of mathematics alive and attractive.

A Computational Approach with MATLAB Software for Nonlinear Equation Roots Finding in High School Maths

Serpe A.
2020

Abstract

The paper focuses on solving the nonlinear equation f(x)=0, one of the classic topics of Numerical Analysis present in the syllabus of experimental sections of Italian high schools in secondary education. The main objective of this paper is to propose an example of constructivist teaching practice emphasizing the computational approach with the use of MATLAB software. MATLAB is a high-performance language for technical computing, but it is also suitable for high school maths class teaching because of its powerful numeric engine, combined with interactive visualization tools. All this helps to keep teaching and learning of this part of mathematics alive and attractive.
978-3-030-39080-8
978-3-030-39081-5
Iterative methods; Math education; MATLAB software
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