Spreadsheets and Bulgarian goats

Sugden, Steve (2012) Spreadsheets and Bulgarian goats. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 43(7), pp. 953-963.

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Abstract

We consider a problem appearing in an Australian Mathematics Challenge in 2003. This article considers whether a spreadsheet might be used to model this problem, thus allowing students to explore its structure within the spreadsheet environment. It then goes on to reflect on some general principles of problem decomposition when the final goal is a successful and lucid spreadsheet implementation.

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ID Code: 73079
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Spreadsheets, Bulgarian Goats, Modelling, Problem Decomposition
DOI: 10.1080/0020739X.2011.633630
ISSN: 1464-5211
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2014 22:22
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2014 00:16

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