The paper gives the result of an experiment in which 24 high school students in the final year (age 18-19) calculated limits originated in reality and modelled the limiting process with an Excel application. The students answered a questionnaire to find out if they found the lesson interesting, understood the mathematics involved and if the models benefited the learning. The result is discussed.
Benacka, Jan and Ceretkova, Sona
Free fall in a vacuum and in the air – calculating limits using a real example and demonstrating the limiting process to high school students using Excel,
Spreadsheets in Education (eJSiE):
3, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol9/iss3/3